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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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Governor Bob McDonnell throws his support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights. 

January 10, 2013

It is time for progressives to renew the faith of Thomas Paine that we can yet “form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth.”

January 1, 2013

Elections administrators gathered for a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

December 20, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Why does the Electoral College have the final say? It’s time to put voters in charge of choosing our president. 

December 17, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

December 10, 2012

Guyot's memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.

December 6, 2012

Nevada's Secretary of State wants to implement a costly voter ID registration system to combat nonexistent voter fraud.

December 3, 2012