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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.

Blogs

A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’s scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.

 

August 17, 2012

Ryan is the GOP’s best bet that a Romney win made possible by voter suppression will be greeted with a national shrug.

August 16, 2012

A 93-year-old woman who voted in every election for five decades will lose her right to vote this November. The question of constitutionality that presents goes before a judge tomorrow.

July 24, 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

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

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

Why the problem is not voter fraud, but a lack of voters.

April 25, 2012

Voter ID supporters rely on tricky language. Missouri didn’t fall for it.

March 30, 2012

In Texas, protectors of voting rights are concerned about the "chill effect" when it comes to voter ID law.

March 28, 2012

Photo voter ID laws have serious potential to suppress voter turnout for millions, mainly people of color, low-income and elderly citizens, and college students.

March 27, 2012