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More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

The only one way Tuesday's vote will be protected is if citizens show up at the polls with cameras, note pads, cell phones and lawyers.

Energized by Obama's candidacy, expatriate Americans are voting in record numbers this year.

Rachel Maddow thinks that astronomically long waiting lines at voting sites are another form of Jim Crow era voter suppression.

Fight the conservative bogeyman of voter fraud by supporting a system of universal voter registration.

Peter Dreier and John Atlas explain the ACORN controversy, and explore the Republican rationale for keeping it in the news.

Rachel Maddow talks to Robert Kennedy Jr. about the systematic purging of voters off of the rolls nationwide, and what you can do about it.

A close look at dirty tricks in key swing states.

Pieces of Karl Rove's plan to suppress the votes of students, minorities, the transient and the elderly are still in place--and could threaten any races that are remotely close.

In recent weeks, the McCain campaign has been claiming ACORN knowingly participated in 'voter fraud.' In reality, this is a calculated attempt by the GOP to suppress the vote.

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Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

Despite winning a minority of the votes, Republicans control the House of Representatives, through ruthless tactics that mirror strategies from a century ago. 

April 11, 2013

Seventy-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in 30 states in 2013. North Carolina is leading the way.

April 5, 2013

In hearing a challenge to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter registration, the Justices will decide what powers Congress has to protect the right to vote.

March 18, 2013

When it comes to a federal right to vote, things are a little more complicated than I wrote before—but that’s not to say we should be encouraged.

March 1, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

We'd all like to see Congress make voting more free, fair and uniform—but unfortunately federalism gets in the way.

February 6, 2013