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If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Barack Obama

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University

While controversy rages across the country over whether computerized voting machines may result in lost or manipulated votes, there is another change in the election system this year that could l

Electronic counts, unaudited touch-screen ballots, enhance opportunities for fraud.

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

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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

The GOP never railed against the cost of early voting until it was something Democrats were using.

August 20, 2012

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted takes drastic action to limit early voting hours in Ohio.

August 20, 2012

A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’s scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.

 

August 17, 2012