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Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.

The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down
the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it
possible for Republican George W.

Once they snubbed "Republicrats"; now they're set to oust Bush by any
means.

Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at
the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are
falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?

How dismal was election night 2002?

We must strengthen institutions that protect us from a national security state.

Blogs

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Democrats and Obama are serious about fixing the broken US election system. Will the GOP join them? 

January 23, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell throws his support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights. 

January 10, 2013

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 

November 14, 2012

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 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

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

November 1, 2012