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Voter registration deadlines suppressed up to 4 million votes in 2012

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New analysis shows that voter registration would increase turnout by millions.
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Republicans are trying to legally rig elections: Ohio Edition

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By now, Americans no strangers to the variety of inventive and ill-conceived ways that Republican state legislators have found to build barriers to the ballot box. AMERICAblog readers ...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a gay problem beyond his Brokeback Mountain jacket.

Rick Perry’s new adviser has suggested that God isn’t #ReadyForHillary. Technically, he’s right.

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Rick Perry’s newest hire has some politically incorrect — and theologically sound — views on women and power.
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Obama (sort of) backs mandatory voting. Here’s why it’s a good (and bad) idea

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The pros and cons of making every eligible citizen cast a ballot.
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Florida Democrats’ Savior

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Gwen Graham is Democrats’ best chance at turning the state’s GOP tide.
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Republicans are trying to legally rig elections: Michigan edition

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The GOP’s latest attempt to change the rules of the game in their favor.
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Transitioning at AMERICAblog

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Yesterday, John announced that, after over a decade spent working tirelessly as a leading advocate and activist in the LGBT community, he is leaving AMERICAblog to blaze new trails ...
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Debates over voting rights are debates over definitions of democracy

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Do outcomes matter more than process? The GOP seems to think so.
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Automatic voter registration in Oregon isn’t enough

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Registration is great, but we should really be focused on increasing actual participation.
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Scott Walker is making the wrong kind of sense

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Wisconsin Governor and newly-ordained GOP frontrunner Scott Walker got under DC’s skin again yesterday when he compared union protesters to Islamic State militants. After a Conservative ...
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Republicans are trying to legally rig elections, again

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Following sweeping victories in the 2014 elections, the GOP wasted no time in introducing a series of bills in blue states under their legislative control that would break up electoral ...
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Mitt Romney wants to run on his religion in 2016. Please do.

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And that should help a Democratic candidate immensely. Here’s why.
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Why didn’t people vote this year?

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They say they didn’t have the time. We need to make it easier to vote.
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