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Energized by Obama's candidacy, expatriate Americans are voting in record numbers this year.

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.

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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

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

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania and Florida are passing bills to require photo ID and restrict opportunities to vote. 

March 8, 2012

At least sixty-four Vermont communities have now urged Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United ruling. And now the movement is going national.

March 8, 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

Republicans have invented a new bunch of boogeymen. Here’s a guide to some of the most important memes on the right. 

February 27, 2012

Legislators are telling Congress to get to work on amending the Constitution to get big money out of politics. And many of the proponents of state resolutions are also running for Congress.

February 13, 2012