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Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses.

Old-fashioned paper ballots are the best guarantee of the democratic process.

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

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Voter ID supporters rely on tricky language. Missouri didn’t fall for it.

March 30, 2012

New state laws seek to prevent organizations from registering new voters from under-represented groups. 

March 29, 2012

In Texas, protectors of voting rights are concerned about the "chill effect" when it comes to voter ID law.

March 28, 2012

Ben Adler weighs in on the legal challenges to voter identification laws. 

March 27, 2012

Photo voter ID laws have serious potential to suppress voter turnout for millions, mainly people of color, low-income and elderly citizens, and college students.

March 27, 2012

The increase in Georgia’s minority voter turnout was due to large increases in voter registration, despite the voter ID law.

March 23, 2012

Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something than whether they support it.

March 21, 2012

An avowed leader of the anti-immigrant agenda is skipping work help make the process of obtaining an ID even thornier for immigrants.

March 21, 2012

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