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The Voting News for April 19, 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012, 10:41 am | Daily Voting News

The controversial video showing a man almost fraudulently accepting a ballot as Attorney General Eric Holder got more airtime Wednesday at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department’s voting rights enforcement track record. More >>

The Voting News for April 17, 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 12:19 pm | Daily Voting News

The Supreme Court's Citizens United case, which helped further open the floodgates for corporate political spending in America, is about an ongoing and extremely contentious issue. Even before the ruling, there was plenty of reason to believe the deep-pocketed ... More >>

The Voting News for March 22, 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012, 12:49 pm | Daily Voting News

More than two-thirds of the money to super PACs aligned with presidential candidates came from megadonors who each contributed $500,000 or more, demonstrating how a handful of wealthy interests have helped turn the GOP presidential primary into the longest-running ... More >>

The Voting News for March 8, 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012, 11:10 am | Daily Voting News

Bridgeport’s “ran-out-of-ballots” fiasco got Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s attention. “People were turned away at the polls and not allowed to vote!” she told a League of Women Voters meeting in Ridgefield recently. More >>

The Voting News for March 6, 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 1:34 pm | Daily Voting News

Among those who advocate for the “modernization” of our voting systems, internet-based electronic voting and registration platforms are often offered as an ideal solution to the problems inherent in our current registration and voting processes. More >>

The Voting News for February 13, 2012

Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 12:13 pm | Daily Voting News

Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that Mitt Romney's campaign may have rigged a straw poll of conservative activists by paying the entrance fee for supporters. Romney beat Santorum by 7 points Saturday in a straw poll of almost 3,500 attendees at the ... More >>

The Voting News for February 6, 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012, 5:20 pm | Daily Voting News

The biggest loser in Nevada’s Republican caucuses? The state’s feckless GOP. Unable to control how its county parties count and report results, state Republicans were scrambling Sunday to explain why, almost 24 hours after most caucuses ended, ... More >>

The Voting News for 28 January 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:50 pm | Daily Voting News

A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that dealt with a narrow issue in a redistricting case from Texas suggests that the nation's top court is ready to reconsider a key part of the Voting Rights Act, a major piece of civil rights legislation. More >>

The Voting News for 14 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012, 5:38 pm | Daily Voting News

Stephen Colbert is laughing at the U.S. Supreme Court. He started Thursday night, on his show, when Colbert transferred control of his super PAC to his mentor, business partner and friend, Jon Stewart. It’s a great set piece of comedic theater underscored ... More >>

The Voting News for January 9, 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 11:53 am | Daily Voting News

Well-established candidates have always had the edge in fundraising, but under the new rules governing money in politics, it looks as if the rich are just getting richer. More >>

The Voting News for January 7, 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 11:51 am | Daily Voting News

An electronic ballot scanning device slated for use in the upcoming presidential elections, misreads ballots, fails to log critical events and is prone to freezes and sudden lockups, the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission has found. More >>

The Voting News for January 6, 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 11:50 am | Daily Voting News

The Republican Party of Iowa says it has no reason to doubt the accuracy of results it reported from the state's first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses despite a claim of an error that would change the outcome. More >>

The Voting News for January 5, 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 11:48 am | Daily Voting News

Will the rules, particularly recent changes in the rules, governing elections make a difference in the outcomes next November? Possibilities include the effect of changes in campaign finance laws or the laws governing voter identification and other aspects ... More >>

The Voting News for January 4, 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 11:47 am | Daily Voting News

If the results of the Iowa caucuses are too close to call, they’ll stay that way. Iowa state GOP official Doug Heye said Tuesday there will be no recount, even if Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are exceptionally close when the vote count is finished. More >>

The Voting News for December 15 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011, 4:19 pm | Daily Voting News

Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) on Wednesday said tricks designed to suppress voter turnout, especially those of historically disenfranchised minorities, require Congress to pass an update to the nation’s 50-year-old voting-rights legislation. More >>

The Voting News for December 14 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011, 4:17 pm | Daily Voting News

Behind closed doors they snipe at each other. In public they question each other’s motives. And in front of Congress, they hang each other out to dry. That’s life on the Federal Election Commission, a panel that is supposed to answer the most important ... More >>

The Voting News for 28 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 9:51 am | Daily Voting News

A candidate's request to inspect ballots cast in Aspen's 2009 municipal election has set in motion similar efforts around Colorado. The end result might be new rules that govern the review of ballots or that withhold them from public inspection altogether. More >>

The Voting News for November 15, 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 1:52 pm | Daily Voting News

Voters' rights advocates are asking congressional liberals to stymie state voter ID requirements, which they contend are part of a political effort to disenfranchise poor and minority voters, who tend to be Democrats. More >>

The Voting News for November 9, 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011, 2:28 pm | Daily Voting News

The NAACP is joining with minority and labor groups for a series of protests around the country meant to move discussion of voter identification laws out of policy circles and onto street corners, the organization's president said Tuesday. More >>

The Voting News for November 7, 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 10:42 am | Daily Voting News

Dawn Quarles, a high school teacher, is facing a $1,000 fine for doing something Florida has been cracking down on lately: registering students to vote. The state’s leaders want to stop registration drives that add more qualified voters to the rolls ... More >>