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Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

New polling data shows that the majority of Americans are leaning liberal. How long will it take politicians and the media to get that?

Voting is a privilege and a responsibility that every American bears. Allowing prisoners to vote will keep us honest.

Now that 18,000 electronic ballots have vanished in the flawed 13th
Congressional District election in Sarasota, Florida, it's time for a revote.

As the Democratic majority in Congress weighs several measures to
address voter suppression, the time is right for real voting reform on
the local level.

Let's stop obsessing over conspiracy and focus on the real problem: lack of reliability, transparency and accountability in our electoral system.

Ion Sancho, an election supervisor in Florida, is dedicated to creating
a fair and accurate voting system. But his passion has nearly cost him
his job.

Elections are decided by message, money and mobilization. The Democrats' choice of tactics for the latter may determine not only the outcome of the '06 elections but the party's future.

Blogs

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

Despite winning a minority of the votes, Republicans control the House of Representatives, through ruthless tactics that mirror strategies from a century ago. 

April 11, 2013

Seventy-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in 30 states in 2013. North Carolina is leading the way.

April 5, 2013

In hearing a challenge to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter registration, the Justices will decide what powers Congress has to protect the right to vote.

March 18, 2013

When it comes to a federal right to vote, things are a little more complicated than I wrote before—but that’s not to say we should be encouraged.

March 1, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

We'd all like to see Congress make voting more free, fair and uniform—but unfortunately federalism gets in the way.

February 6, 2013