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Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Barack Obama

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University

While controversy rages across the country over whether computerized voting machines may result in lost or manipulated votes, there is another change in the election system this year that could l

Electronic counts, unaudited touch-screen ballots, enhance opportunities for fraud.

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A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

The storm will complicate election planning in fifteen states, including crucial battlegrounds like Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

November 1, 2012

For two years, Florida’s Tea Party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

 
October 30, 2012

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

October 26, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

The most high-profile instances of election fraud this cycle have been committed by Republicans in states with new voting restrictions.

October 23, 2012

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

October 17, 2012

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012