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In his 1988 song "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards," British troubadour Billy Bragg promised, "The Revolution is just a T-shirt away." It's taken a while, but the 2004 election could prove Bra

Jon Wiener is on the board of the Liberty Hill Foundation.

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

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

The young and the angry mosh the vote for the November election.

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.

AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race
seems to be too close for partisans of either side
to take comfort.

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.

The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.

Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.

Blogs

The increase in Georgia’s minority voter turnout was due to large increases in voter registration, despite the voter ID law.

March 23, 2012

An avowed leader of the anti-immigrant agenda is skipping work help make the process of obtaining an ID even thornier for immigrants.

March 21, 2012

States like Texas and South Carolina have blamed the federal government for imposing on their state’s sovereignty, but President Johnson, emboldened by the heroic efforts of African Americans, had an answer for that. Watch his 1965 speech.

March 15, 2012

Yesterday’s DOJ ruling was not a surprise to Texas. They sued the federal government last year in anticipation of it. Nonetheless, Texas Republicans were appalled yesterday.

March 13, 2012

A glance at other legislation pushed by the bill’s sponsor this session reveals a flock of efforts to curtail rights of minorities: an “illegal immigration” bill, a “right to work” anti-union bill, a “14th Amendment Misapplication” bill and more.

March 12, 2012

Broaden participation through technology is a worthy goal, but American Elect's intention to get beyond partisanship is wearisome.

March 10, 2012

One researcher found 220,000 people in the state don’t have the ID now necessary to vote. A judge has blocked the law pending a full trial, meaning it won’t be in play by the state primary next month.

March 7, 2012

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

An interview with Rock the Vote president Heather Smith on the new restrictive voter ID laws. 

July 21, 2011

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008