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For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

Democratic gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey gave the lie to
the GOP contention that "conservatism is on the march." But infighting
among Dems doomed electoral reform in Ohio, gay marriage is still
illegal in Texas and there's a long way to go to mid-year elections.

There's a way to cure Ohio's dysfunctional electoral system: an
election-reform referendum that allows creation of "swing districts."

Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
broad consensus.

Tom DeLay's indictments open the door for Congress to overhaul current
lobbying laws and fix the broken system of campaign finance,
redistricting and electoral laws that foster misconduct on both sides
of the aisle.

With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been
monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the
Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a

Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

Blogs

Republican voter suppression efforts in Florida have been far more destructive than handing in a few hundred fraudulent voter registration forms.

October 1, 2012

According to Pennsylvania’s attorneys, we all share the same burdens and frustrations equally, regardless of race or class. 

September 28, 2012

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year's presidential election. Here’s one story from Nelson Pierce Jr., a community journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

September 25, 2012

In both boxing and voting cases the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

 

September 21, 2012

Looking to find out how to register your vote? These social media apps can help. 

September 21, 2012

The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”

September 20, 2012

Law expert says the state can change the law again to win judge's approval.

September 19, 2012

The burdens of voters of color in Pennsylvania continue to be overlooked by the state’s lawyers. 

September 14, 2012

Another report pulls up the curtain on the Tea Party–propelled voter intimidation network. 

September 10, 2012

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice spells out the hyper-partisan and racially charged impact of efforts to police the polls in November.

September 6, 2012