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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.

Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.

The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down
the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it
possible for Republican George W.

Once they snubbed "Republicrats"; now they're set to oust Bush by any
means.

Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at
the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are
falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

Blogs

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

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