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Watch Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on The Colbert Report, refudiating the hype surrounding the GOP's midterm sweep.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

Citizens United and Bush v. Gore don't stand alone. A decade worth of Supreme Court decisions has tiled the electoral playing field toward the Republicans.

Nadine Padilla organized for Obama in Native American communities. Now she's passing her skills on to others.

The Democrats fail to stop a draconian gun amendment from being attached to an otherwise worthwhile bill backing representation for DC citizens.

It's clear that efforts to protect voters rights are working this time--in Virginia, Florida and Ohio.

This election has seen an outpouring of political participation on walls, abandoned buildings, scaffolding and subway trains nationwide.

More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

The only one way Tuesday's vote will be protected is if citizens show up at the polls with cameras, note pads, cell phones and lawyers.

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An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012

Here are ten lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

November 16, 2012

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 

November 14, 2012

New voting restrictions prove why the Voting Rights Act is as relevant as it ever was.

November 12, 2012

The backlash to voter suppression laws led to higher turnout among young, black and Hispanic voters.

November 8, 2012

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 2012

Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation's politics and economy refuse to be ignored.

November 7, 2012

It’s too early to tell, but here’s a sampling of anecdotal reports from our community journalists spread out around the country that are unconfirmed but offer a sense of the problem.

November 6, 2012

Spanish-speaking voters at several polling places in North Philly have been left without interpreters.

November 6, 2012