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Who knew provisional voting could be a teaching moment?

Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

The House must act now to create universal voting standards and restore confidence in our electoral system.

As California Republicans seek to game the dysfunctional Electoral College, a campaign is rising to establish a national popular vote.

New polling data shows that the majority of Americans are leaning liberal. How long will it take politicians and the media to get that?

In just six years, Bush has squandered centuries of American progress. It's time to start repairing the damage.

Voting is a privilege and a responsibility that every American bears. Allowing prisoners to vote will keep us honest.

Now that 18,000 electronic ballots have vanished in the flawed 13th
Congressional District election in Sarasota, Florida, it's time for a revote.

Blogs

The RNC adopted rules to prevent early primaries from swiftly settling on a presidential nominee. 

January 16, 2012

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

DOJ denied pre-clearance to a requirement that South Carolina voters show photo ID. But it doesn’t have the same power over every state. 

December 25, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

An interview with Rock the Vote president Heather Smith on the new restrictive voter ID laws. 

July 21, 2011

 When it comes down to it, the easiest way to make elections competitive is to give candidates more money.

June 20, 2011

Reed Richardson on the GOP's campaign finance dodge and Eric takes the mail.

March 31, 2011

I don’t begrudge Wendy Kaminer her determination to defend Citizens United. But I do wish that she would come up with her own arguments for why she thinks the justices were right to allow unlimited contributions from corporate treasuries to flood the electoral landscape.

February 10, 2011

On one-year anniversary of Citizens United ruling, in dozens of communities across the country, Americans rally to demand a renewal of democracy. Updated with reports from marches, rallies and forums; C-SPAN links.

January 21, 2011

The United States still has an unstable and unequal election system that is ripe for gaming by political insiders.

December 13, 2010