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Rachel Maddow thinks that astronomically long waiting lines at voting sites are another form of Jim Crow era voter suppression.

Fight the conservative bogeyman of voter fraud by supporting a system of universal voter registration.

Peter Dreier and John Atlas explain the ACORN controversy, and explore the Republican rationale for keeping it in the news.

Rachel Maddow talks to Robert Kennedy Jr. about the systematic purging of voters off of the rolls nationwide, and what you can do about it.

A close look at dirty tricks in key swing states.

Pieces of Karl Rove's plan to suppress the votes of students, minorities, the transient and the elderly are still in place--and could threaten any races that are remotely close.

In recent weeks, the McCain campaign has been claiming ACORN knowingly participated in 'voter fraud.' In reality, this is a calculated attempt by the GOP to suppress the vote.

In state after state, the number of new voters has swelled like never before. They're mostly under 30 and solidly backing Barack Obama.

The feisty comedian tells Keith Olbermann why young Jewish voters should convince their grandparents to back Obama in Florida.

The Obama campaign's below-the-radar use of the web to register new voters could change the game for Democrats and Republicans.

Blogs

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

March 30, 2012

New state laws seek to prevent organizations from registering new voters from under-represented groups. 

March 29, 2012

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

March 28, 2012

Ben Adler weighs in on the legal challenges to voter identification laws. 

March 27, 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

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

March 23, 2012

Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something than whether they support it.

March 21, 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

College students have had a hard time voting in Pennsylvania, especially black college students. Things just got a lot harder for them thanks to the voter ID laws sweeping the nation.

March 15, 2012