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

As the Democratic majority in Congress weighs several measures to
address voter suppression, the time is right for real voting reform on
the local level.

Let's stop obsessing over conspiracy and focus on the real problem: lack of reliability, transparency and accountability in our electoral system.

To repair our broken voting system, declare Election Day a holiday,
establish national election standards and require reliable voting
machines and a paper trail.

Instant Runoff Voting will get a crucial test in four local elections on
November 7.

Ion Sancho, an election supervisor in Florida, is dedicated to creating
a fair and accurate voting system. But his passion has nearly cost him
his job.

Elections are decided by message, money and mobilization. The Democrats' choice of tactics for the latter may determine not only the outcome of the '06 elections but the party's future.

Ohio is the bellwether for the nation's electoral health and the prognosis is bad. Error-ridden e-voting, draconian restrictions and widespread incompetence could cause another November breakdown.

Progressive organizations are learning to use ballot propositions to promote bold, innovative policy on the minimum wage, renewable energy, stem cell research and voting reform.

Voting debacles in Florida and Ohio have inspired a new crop of Democratic candidates to run for Secretary of State, transforming an oft-neglected post into a platform for activism.

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Another report pulls up the curtain on the Tea Party–propelled voter intimidation network. 

September 10, 2012

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice spells out the hyper-partisan and racially charged impact of efforts to police the polls in November.

September 6, 2012

Eight of eleven states in Dixie have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election.

September 4, 2012

The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.

August 30, 2012

In a state already plagued by voting problems, the secretary of state is working hard to close, rather than open access to the polls.

 

 

 

August 29, 2012

Today’s federal court ruling is another black eye for Texas Republicans when it comes to voting rights.

August 28, 2012

Past is present in South Carolina, where a new voter ID law could disenfranchise 80,000 minority voters.

August 27, 2012

As the RNC adds support of voter ID legislation to its platform, the DOJ backs Virginia’s voter ID law and California lawmakers pass same-day voter registration legislation.

August 24, 2012

Changes to Florida’s voting rules target people of color, and not those who have done anything wrong. Our newest community journalists reports what’s happening on the ground.

August 22, 2012

The powerful voices are few and the number of meaningful votes are dwindling, fast. How did we get here?

August 21, 2012