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"Don’t Let Them Silence You: Vote, Dammit": The Way We All Become Equal On Election Day Is That We Cast That Ballot

Our country’s oldest and longest struggle has been to enlarge democracy by making it possible for more and more people to be treated equally at the polls.  960 more words

Republicans

"In Service Of Ideological Gain": Chris Christie Just Exposed His Entire Party's Deceitful Voter Suppression Plan

Every now and again a Republican state party operative or elected official will drop the ruse and admit that the purpose of state-level voter restrictions isn’t to curtail voter impersonation fraud or to cut election costs, but to keep the wrong kinds of people from voting. 864 more words

Republicans

The Moral Universe - "Right" is the Operative Word in Voting Rights

It will be 50 years in March since President Johnson announced that he would be sending a Voting Rights Act to Congress. The date of March 15, 1965, is particularly significant as the date on which he told the nation this news. 929 more words

Democracy Is Too Good For You Plebs

After a two-hour meeting between Hong Kong officials and protest leaders made no real progress toward resolving the standoff, the demonstrations continued yesterday, including some 200 protesters marching to the home of the territory’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. 435 more words

The Dish

Vote Early, Vote Often?

John Fund argues against early voting:

Consider that for all of the hullabaloo about early voting, studies have shown it hasn’t increased overall voter turnout. Curtis Gans, director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate, notes turnout is down even in states that have made it easier to vote through Election Day registration or early voting.

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The Dish

Richard Trumka: The choice we face Nov. 4

Almost no one in America is satisfied with the imbalance of our economy. We’re working harder and harder for less and less.

This isn’t a partisan opinion. 769 more words

Labor Voices

"Vote Fraud Is A Myth" Say The Nearly 1,000 164 Year-Old Voters In NYC

850 Voters In NYC Are Officially 164 Years Old

Funny , she doesn’t look a day over 103 .

” A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led…

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