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Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses.

Old-fashioned paper ballots are the best guarantee of the democratic process.

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

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Romney vowed to repeal Obamacare and failed to denounce the GOP’s effort to suppress the African-American vote during his speech.

July 11, 2012

The question that Romney must answer Wednesday is simple: Which side is he on?

July 10, 2012

Texas's response to 80 percent of its population increase’s coming from new African-American and Hispanic constituents? Dilute their voting power.

July 10, 2012

Rush says, “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill.” No wonder he supports voter ID laws.

July 8, 2012

How a fifteen-state consortium of right-wing elections officials—who are willing to say anything to advance the voter fraud meme—plan to dismantle voting rights.

July 5, 2012

The state’s elections supervisors continue to oppose the campaign initiated by Governor Rick Scott.

July 3, 2012

Minnesota lawmakers claim ignorance over violating ethics in the voter ID suit that stands to discriminate against voters of color.

July 2, 2012

The GOP’s elaborate conspiracy theories bolster new voter suppression laws.

June 27, 2012

After a year of standing ground, the governor warms up to voter ID—but still vetoes bill that would have affected the voting rights of eligible students and African Americans.

June 23, 2012

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012