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Ohio is the bellwether for the nation's electoral health and the prognosis is bad. Error-ridden e-voting, draconian restrictions and widespread incompetence could cause another November breakdown.

Progressive organizations are learning to use ballot propositions to promote bold, innovative policy on the minimum wage, renewable energy, stem cell research and voting reform.

Voting debacles in Florida and Ohio have inspired a new crop of Democratic candidates to run for Secretary of State, transforming an oft-neglected post into a platform for activism.

It's time for conviction, not caution, as Democratic voters show they would support a party that promised the country a course correction--an exit from Iraq and an end to corruption and the ineptitude of the GOP.

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.

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

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

Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

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

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For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012

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

November 1, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012

Voter ID laws have been blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where a Tea Party leader says women don’t deserve to vote.

October 10, 2012

Representative Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

October 8, 2012

Representative Daryl Metcalfe says judge who blocked state’s voter ID law yesterday enables the “entitlement mentality” and people who live off others’ labor. 

October 3, 2012

It's complicated ... especially for voters.

October 2, 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

In a state already plagued by voting problems, the secretary of state is working hard to close, rather than open access to the polls.

 

 

 

August 29, 2012