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Hillary Clinton’s email server is why this race is even close
A new poll shows 62 percent says it's "an important indicator of her character."
243 points by The Washington Post | Voting E-mail President of the United States Poll Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016 Voter turnout
Clinton: GOP seeks ‘to undermine right to vote’
North Carolinians should reject Republicans’ “concerted effort to undermine the right to vote” by showing up at the polls in droves, Hillary Clinton said at a campaign rally Thursday.         
227 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Voter turnout Elections Democratic Party President of the United States Bill Clinton Voting
Why Arizona is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect the state's 11 electoral votes.
2 points by The Washington Post | Voting Voter turnout President of the United States Bill Clinton Election Poll George W. Bush Democratic Party
After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state's Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Board of directors North Carolina Elections Democracy Voting Chairman Voter turnout Supreme Court of the United States
This 224-page California voter guide is heftiest one ever, thanks to 17 ballot measures
In a season replete with clothing catalogs and campaign flyers, the biggest item stuffed in mailboxes this fall may be the Nov. 8 statewide voter guide, coming in at a record-setting 224 pages. The information booklet covers all 17 statewide ballot propositions, a document that election officials...
3462 points by Los Angeles Times | Elections Election Initiative Voting Voter turnout Voting system Democracy Referendum
Maine students compete to register the most people to vote
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. The rumble is actually two competitions. One is for ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Voter turnout University College High school Voter registration Elections Voting Plurality voting system
Belarus: Will new elections yield new results?
Parliamentary elections to take place on September 11 in Belarus, Europe's "last dictatorship".
343 points by Al Jazeera English | Election Elections Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Voting Preselection Voter turnout Voting system
U.S. appeals court to hear challenge to proof-of-citizenship voting requirement
WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups were set to ask a federal appeals court panel in Washington on Thursday to block Kansas, Alabama and Georgia from enforcing proof-of-citizenship requirements for people using a federal form to register to vote.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States President of the United States Elections Election Appellate court Voter turnout Appeal Trial court
Ballot ruling to come Friday in Arizona's 5th District race
PHOENIX (AP) - A judge will decide Friday whether to allow hundreds of contested ballots to count in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district. Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary for the 5th Congressional District had state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections Voting system Voting United States Primary election Alaska Election Voter turnout
Clinton: GOP seeks ‘to undermine the right to vote’
North Carolinians should reject Republicans’ “concerted effort to undermine the right to vote” by showing up at the polls in droves, Hillary...       
227 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Voter turnout Elections Democratic Party President of the United States Bill Clinton Voting
New Hillary Clinton ad makes pitch to Hispanic voters
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is targeting Hispanic voters in Nevada with a new Spanish-language television and digital ad ...
55 points by Las Vegas Sun | Elections Voter turnout Election Voting Voter registration Democracy California Barack Obama
#GuacTheVote: Latino business group wants taco trucks to register voters
Is there anything tacos can’t do? As well as giving you a delicious source of food ? potentially on every street corner ? they could also now result in registering you to vote. Or at least they will if the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has its way. Read Full Article at RT.com
108 points by Russia Today | Elections Voter turnout Democracy Voting Election Trucks Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton
Dispute intensifies over Gabon presidential election
LIBREVILLE, Gabon — The dispute over Gabon's presidential election intensified Thursday as opposition candidate Jean Ping mounted a legal challenge, accusing the incumbent leader of fraud.The filing at the constitutional court was lodged by the Thursday deadline, according to a Ping lawyer, Jean Remy Bantsantsa.Ping, who seeks to unseat the family that has ruled this oil-rich Central African country for more than four decades, already has publicly declared himself the winner.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Voting Democracy Election President of the United States Ali Bongo Ondimba Omar Bongo Elections Voter turnout
Appeals court sympathetic to voting rules challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court seems likely to side with voting rights groups trying to stop Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from making residents prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form. Judges heard arguments in the case Thursday. At issue is whether to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Democracy Voter turnout Washington D.C. Law Election Voting United States Plurality voting system
The top 3 races to watch in the Massachusetts state primary Thursday
It might be viewed as a warm-up vote ahead of the general election. But in Democrat-heavy Massachusetts, the state primary will likely be more determinant of who residents elect in November. Roughly 10 percent, if that, of the Bay State’s registered voters are expected to turn out for Thursday’s election (yes, it’s Thursday this year, not Tuesday, because of Labor […]
30 points by The Boston Globe | Elections Democracy United States Senate Election Voting Massachusetts Voter turnout Voting system
How change came to Ferguson, Mo., and a community 'willing to answer the call'
“The reason Ferguson happened the way it happened had a lot to do with people not being a part of the process,” said Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss, who was sworn in earlier this year.
923 points by The Washington Post | Constable Police Police brutality Voter turnout African American Police officer Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Black people
The results on voter ID laws are in - and it's bad news for ethnic and racial minorities
The North Carolina voter identification law was blocked last week when the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency appeal to reinstate it before the 2016 elections. That’s good news for minorities in the Tar Heel State because we now know that such laws significantly suppress their votes. Unfortunately,...
730 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Election Voter turnout Voting Minority group President of the United States Primary election Race
Primaries offer a glimpse into Nov.’s charter school vote
Key races in today’s largely low-profile primary election contests may serve as harbingers for the massive and expensive battle looming in November over lifting the charter school cap.Groups including the pro-charter Democrats for Edu­cation Reform and the anti-­charter Mass. Teacher Association have poured thousands of dollars into what are normally inexpensive legislative races that will be decided on a primary day expected to draw low turnout.
34 points by Boston Herald | United States Voter turnout Voting system Elections School Race Race Alaska
Celebrities push for voter registration in Detroit
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and actor Sean Astin visited the city Wednesday to encourage voter participation        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Democracy Voting Elections Election Voting system Voter turnout United States Michigan
Jesse Jackson to Detroit youth: Get out and vote
The Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Cass Tech High School in Detroit today to urge kids who are 18 to get out and vote        
123 points by Detroit Free Press | Elections Voter turnout Election President of the United States Democratic Party Barack Obama United States presidential election 2008 African American
Arkansas governor signs bill reinstating voter ID law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor signed a measure Friday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson closely mirrors ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States Voter turnout Law Voting Elections Supreme court United States Democracy
Letter: A cynical solution
A cynical solutionWith no honest rationale, Senate Bill 3 would make it harder for new voters to participate in our elections. College students would be the largest group affected.SB 3 changes the form used by anyone registering to vote on election day or within the 30 days leading up to it. It take...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Voting Democracy Election Elections Poll Plurality voting system Voting system Voter turnout
My Turn: Empowering more people to vote makes us stronger
According to a recent report from Nonprofit VOTE and the U.S. Elections Project, New Hampshire had the third-highest voter turnout for the 2016 general election in November. This is a sign of an engaged, active citizenry that values and respects the most essential democratic right: Choosing our gov...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Democracy Voting Elections Election Voter turnout Suffrage Direct democracy Sortition
Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Election Elections Voting Voting system Voter turnout Democracy Poll Plurality voting system
Letter: Guilty as charged
Guilty as chargedI confess. I did it. On Nov. 8, 2016, I drove to every one of New Hampshire’s 259 cities, towns and unincorporated places and voted for Clinton 11 times in each, giving her a state lead of more than 2,700 votes over Mr. Tangerine Man. It was challenging, but I managed. In Eaton (pop...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Voting Democracy Voting system Election Poll Elections Bill Clinton Voter turnout
Letter: Election workers deserve our thanks
Election workers deserve our thanksI am appalled and disheartened at those, including our own governor, who are impugning our state nationwide with baseless allegations of substantial voter fraud. We the people of New Hampshire are proud of our state and proud of each citizen who participates in our...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Election Voting Elections Democracy Voting system Voter turnout New Hampshire Plurality voting system
Hot Topic: Readers react to Trump’s claim and election-related legislation
Last week, President Donald Trump suggested that he and former senator Kelly Ayotte lost in New Hampshire on Nov. 8 due to widespread voter fraud. Here is what some of our readers had to say about Trump’s claim.Guilty as chargedI confess. I did it. On Nov. 8, 2016, I drove to every one of New Hampsh...
8 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Democracy Elections Election Voting Fraud Voting system Voter turnout
Election official wants to ban guns from Nevada polling places
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told a state Assembly panel on Tuesday that lawmakers should consider banning guns from polling places to guard against voter intimidation.
308 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Elections Voter turnout Voting Legislature Poll Election Voter registration Nevada
Can Trump, Toomey & current events reignite democracy?

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Politics Barack Obama Political philosophy Voting Political science Voter turnout President of the United States Law
Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not you believe that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation's…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Voting Voting system Election Elections President of the United States Poll Voter turnout Donald Trump
N.H.’s election laws thrust into spotlight after repeated voter fraud allegations
As a debate over New Hampshire election laws intensifies in the Legislature, the state’s voting practices are being thrust into the national spotlight.New Hampshire’s political elite have defended the voting process while slamming new claims of widespread voter fraud in the Granite State by Stephen...
9 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Voting Election Voter turnout Elections Voter registration Voting system Massachusetts
The White House tells media to ask Kris Kobach to prove there's voter fraud. They do. He doesn't.
In three appearances, Kobach offers no proof of wide-scale voter fraud.
5774 points by The Washington Post | Voting Democracy Election Voting system Plurality voting system Voter turnout Poll Democratic mundialization
Trump aide Stephen Miller pushes false story of vote fraud
WASHINGTON — Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Elections Voter turnout Voting Election Voting system Democracy Poll
Noncitizen voters feud between academics resurfaces with fraud probe
A small research group has entered the debate on voter fraud, siding with academics who estimate that large numbers of noncitizens illegally register and vote in U.S. elections. Just Facts, founded in New Jersey 20 years ago by a Brown-educated mechanical engineer, released its findings as President Trump was setting ...
6292 points by The Washington Times | Election Voting Voter turnout Illegal immigration Elections Immigration to the United States Alien Democracy
Stephen Miller did hit on one truth mixed into his falsehoods on voter fraud
His numbers were wrong, but he was probably accurate in predicting the administration's response.
6956 points by The Washington Post | Voter turnout Voting President of the United States Election Elections Democracy United States Senate Voter registration
Green-card holder sentenced after illegally voting in Texas
Allen ConeFeb. 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. resident was sentenced to eight years in prison and faces eventual deportation after she illegally voted in the 2012 and 2014 elections in Texas.
158 points by UPI | United States Election Voting Elections Democracy Voting system Voter turnout President of the United States
Katy Burns: Republicans and ballot boogeymen
Whew! We found out just a few days ago that we’ll have one less crazy proposed voting law for our legislators to worry about in the days ahead.The measure in question – or perhaps I should say no longer in question – is whether New Hampshire should abandon election day voting registration, a cause...
31 points by Concord Monitor | Elections Voter turnout Voting Voter registration Election Massachusetts Voting system Absentee ballot
Harlem special election is an ugly snapshot of local politics
Tuesday’s special election in Harlem for a City Council seat offers a nice snapshot of local politics — or maybe an ugly snapshot. The seat opened up when Inez Dickens won election to the state Assembly — neatly finding a new job before term limits left her unemployed. Mayor de Blasio opted to set the...
136 points by New York Post | Election Elections New York City New York State Assembly Voter turnout Voting Adriano Espaillat Term of office
FEC commissioner calls on Trump to produce evidence to back up ‘atonishing’ claim of voter fraud in NH
Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub is calling on President Donald Trump to provide evidence to back up his recent claim that he and former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost the election in New Hampshire due to voter fraud.During a meeting with Ayotte and senators, the president claimed he and...
174 points by Concord Monitor | Elections Election New Hampshire Voting Voting system Voter turnout Bill Clinton United States Constitution
Nevada considers various courses to overhaul voting process
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Lawmakers are gearing up to change how and whether people cast ballots in Nevada as the state faces a shifting electorate and unfounded claims of voter fraud and intimidation. Eligible Nevadans would be automatically registered to vote by the Department of Motor Vehicles under a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Voting system Election Elections United States Voting Voter turnout Legislatures Legislature
Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Voting Democracy Voting system Poll Election Elections Voter turnout Plurality voting system
Lawyer: 'Pro-Trump' attitudes part of voter fraud sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said Friday that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Democracy Fort Worth Texas Voting Voting system Election Elections Voter turnout Plurality voting system
With Williams out, Democratic primary for DA is wide open

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | African American United States Democratic Party Voter turnout Candidate Race Philadelphia Democracy
Bill would automatically register Ohioans to vote
Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a Kent Democrat, has introduced legislation that would automatically register Ohio voters when they obtain a new driver's license, public benefits or become registered in another state database. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans would be automatically registered to vote when renewing their driver's license, signing up for public assistance or turning 18, under a bill introduced in the Ohio House. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a Kent Democrat, said voter registration should be easy and that automatically enrolling people would encourage higher voter participation. "There are endless ways to use voter registration rules to deter and confuse voters, and we need to take away this weapon of voter oppression," Clyde said during a Thursday press conference. Under House Bill 14, people would be automatically registered to vote if they've received veterans' or disability services or public assistance through the Department of Job and Family Services and when they get a driver's license or state ID card. Public and private school students would be registered when they turn 18. Voters can already choose to "opt-in" and register to vote at state agencies. Clyde's bill would instead require voters to opt-out. After registration, a voter would be "pending" for 21 days. During that time, the voter will be notified he or she has been registered and allowed to opt-out in-person or by mail. Oregon is the only state to have a similar system. Five other states, including neighboring West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have recently passed automatic registration legislation. Clyde said the change would add 1 million voters to the rolls. She said fraud is not a concern because the government databases already have several safeguards in place and voters' identities must be verified when they cast a ballot. The idea is not new to the Ohio General Assembly and faces an uphill battle at the GOP-controlled Statehouse. Last session's version, also sponsored solely by Democrats, died after receiving only one hearing. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, opposes the idea. Spokesman Josh Eck said many people, including police officers and domestic violence survivors, do not want to register to vote to protect themselves. The secretary of state's office offers two programs to allow such citizens to vote without publicly disclosing their address. "It's extremely easy to register to vote in Ohio and cast a ballot," Eck said. "We should be able to trust Ohioans to do so in their own way if they want to be registered." Ohio launched online voter registration Jan. 1, after years of Husted and advocates asking lawmakers to approve the technology. Applicants' records are checked against state Bureau of Motor Vehicles records. Since then, 483 people have used the system.
1945 points by The Plain Dealer | Voter turnout Elections Voting system Voter registration Democracy Plurality voting system Ohio Voting
Texas jury convicts Mexican woman of illegal voting
A Tarrant County jury on Thursday sentenced a Mexican woman to eight years in jail a day after convicting her of two counts of illegal voting by a non-citizen. She will also have to pay an $8,000 fine. During the trial, prosecutors showed that Rosa Maria Ortega -- a 37-year-old Mexican national who public records show has lived in the Dallas area since she was 15 -- falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on a registration form and voted five times between 2004 and 2014, according to a news release from the state attorney general's office.
1054 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Voter turnout Democracy Supreme Court of the United States Elections Fort Worth Texas Jury Voting
Election law a big issue this session as lawmakers seek to clarify domicile requirements
Republicans promised tightening up the state’s voting laws would be one of their big priorities for the legislative session, and judging by the number of election law bills running through the Legislature, that promise is holding true.A couple of those bills aim to tighten the definition of a “resid...
51 points by Concord Monitor | Election Democracy Elections Voting Voter turnout New Hampshire Voting system State
Trump to O'Reilly: My critics always 'pull out the racist card'
President Donald Trump accused television pundits and other critics of playing "the racist card" when they characterize him or his policies as anti-Muslim or anti-black. Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly asked Trump in an interview that aired Tuesday night whether his feelings are hurt...
7 points by Chicago Tribune | Fox News Channel Election The O'Reilly Factor Voting Voter turnout Voting system Elections Bill O'Reilly
Trump says his critics 'pull out the racist card'

1019 points by The Washington Post | Election Voting Voter turnout Voting system Elections Democracy President of the United States Fox News Channel
House panel votes to close Election Assistance Commission
Republicans have long argued the Election Assistance Commission is no longer needed.       
6217 points by USA Today | Voting Voting system Elections Democracy Election Voter turnout Plurality voting system Elections in the United States
Trump fears fraud, GOP eliminates election commission
A House committee voted to eliminate an independent election commission charged with helping states improve their voting        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Elections Barack Obama Election Voting Voting system Democratic Party Democracy Voter turnout