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Election Results and Post-Poll Violence: Burundi On The Brink (Dispatch 8) - Vice News Published on Jul 27, 2015

Though the presidential elections in Burundi have concluded, political violence surrounding the controversial vote has not simmered. On the night of July 22, members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the African nation’s ruling party, are alleged to have murdered a member of the FNL opposition party in the capital of Bujumbura. 67 more words

Politics

Fight for the Right

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” …

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Historical Figures

Why Worry About Protecting the Right to Vote

I have a Canadian friend who frequently asks me why I am so worried about people losing the right to vote even though they are legally able to do so.   154 more words

Personal Commentary

Voting made easier and other bright ideas

Making it easier to search the voting records of Florida politicians and making voting more accessible to all citizens are two of 22 voting-related projects awarded grants… 194 more words

News

Voting with Our Feet (and other essential body parts)

Voting with Our Feet (and other essential body parts)   —by Jinny Batterson

Recent retirees like me get a lot of health-related information—mailers, email reminders, targeted Internet advertising.  661 more words

Today in Texas History - July 22

From the Annals of Discrimination – In 1944, Lawrence Aaron Nixon, black physician and voting-rights advocate, was given a ballot to vote in the Democratic Party primary.  213 more words

Texas History