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It's time for conviction, not caution, as Democratic voters show they would support a party that promised the country a course correction--an exit from Iraq and an end to corruption and the ineptitude of the GOP.

For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

Democratic gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey gave the lie to
the GOP contention that "conservatism is on the march." But infighting
among Dems doomed electoral reform in Ohio, gay marriage is still
illegal in Texas and there's a long way to go to mid-year elections.

There's a way to cure Ohio's dysfunctional electoral system: an
election-reform referendum that allows creation of "swing districts."

Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
broad consensus.

Tom DeLay's indictments open the door for Congress to overhaul current
lobbying laws and fix the broken system of campaign finance,
redistricting and electoral laws that foster misconduct on both sides
of the aisle.

With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been
monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the
Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a

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Forty-six people in Miami-Dade County have had their votes challenged.

November 6, 2012

Republican poll-watchers are exacerbating long lines in the battleground state, by demanding extra forms of ID from voters. 

November 6, 2012

Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.

November 6, 2012

Voters in key swing states won’t learn their ballots are challenged until they show up to their polling station.

November 6, 2012

Around the country, rumors are popping up that straight-ticket ballots won't be counted. Unless you're voting in North Carolina, those rumors are false.

November 6, 2012

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded final GOP attempts to keep people from the polls. 

November 5, 2012

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

November 5, 2012

A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012