American elections never play out perfectly.
The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses.
Old-fashioned paper ballots are the best guarantee of the democratic process.
From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?
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The time has come for voting-by-mail.
Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.
Talking points on election reform.
Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for
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