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Washington-area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at ... - Washington Post

Election officials in the Washington area are preparing for high turnout and confusion at the polls Nov.

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Straight Talk: Don't just vote: Get informed first - TheReporter.com

Straight Talk: Don't just vote: Get informed first - TheReporter.com | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

The problem isn't people not voting, it's people going to the polls peer-pressured, scared, brainwashed or lied to. Take negative campaign ads.

 

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Why Vote in the 2012 Election? - Washington College Elm

There probably are worse statements to make, but the disinterest in voting is extremely unsettling.

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New Mexico Republican Official Caught On Video Illegally Teaching ...

New Mexico Republican Official Caught On Video Illegally Teaching ... | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
A group in New Mexico is claiming to have video showing the Sandoval County Republican Party vice chair instructing people on how to illegally use voter suppression tactics, as reported by Raw Story. Here's the video: ...
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Letters: Letter: Pa. voter-ID law is suppression - Philadelphia Daily News

Letters: Letter: Pa. voter-ID law is suppression - Philadelphia Daily News | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

It is immoral and needs to be overcome. In our view, the new voter-ID law enacted by the state Legislature in March for implementation in the Nov.

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The Long and Disreputable History of Repressing the Black Vote

The Long and Disreputable History of Repressing the Black Vote | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
New voter-repression laws aren't particularly "new." They are but restatements of our oldest pathologies.
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Black women rally against voter ID laws - Columbia Daily Tribune

Black women rally against voter ID laws - Columbia Daily Tribune | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

With iPad in hand, Reese is going to community centers, homes and churches in nine Ohio cities, looking up registrations to make sure voters have proper ID and...

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Voter ID oral arguments to produce legal fireworks - MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Voter ID oral arguments to produce legal fireworks - MyrtleBeachOnline.com | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

Voter ID oral arguments to produce legal fireworksMyrtleBeachOnline.comWASHINGTON -- Closing arguments Monday about South Carolina's voter ID law will cap an extraordinary case that already has seen charges of racism directed at the law's ...

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VIDEO: Voter Protection Or Voter Suppression? - Huffington Post

VIDEO: Voter Protection Or Voter Suppression? - Huffington Post | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

During the 2012 election, the realities of voter suppression have become the new horse race.

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Sponsor of Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Says 47% Shouldn't Get To Vote

Sponsor of Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Says 47% Shouldn't Get To Vote | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
Sponsor of Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Says 47% Shouldn't Get To Vote | Alternet http://t.co/L6xXOUiX...
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Senate Dems Join House in Trying to Counter Voter ID Efforts

Senate Dems Join House in Trying to Counter Voter ID Efforts | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation today, as the House leaves for recess, that takes a symbolic stand against voter ID efforts in the run-up to November elections.Senate Majority (If I was the suspicious-minded sort, I might form...
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Journalists Arrested In Occupy Wall Street Protests

Journalists Arrested In Occupy Wall Street Protests | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
Journalists were among the scores arrested in New York City as the Occupy Wall Street movement marked its one-year anniversary.
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Don't Vote for the 'Better Catholic' - Huffington Post

Don't Vote for the 'Better Catholic' - Huffington Post | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

Last night's spirited Vice-Presidential debate was billed, in some quarters, as a "Catholic smackdown." The debate moderator, Martha Raddatz, made specific note of that reality, when she called the...

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Pennsylvania county keeps 'Show ID' to vote - The Maddow Blog

Pennsylvania county keeps 'Show ID' to vote - The Maddow Blog | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
After our coverage of the confusing and mixed messages from Pennsylvania's official VotesPA campaign, Steve in Philly writes to point out the elections website in suburban Montgomery County. At the bottom, it says, ...
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CNN 2012 Electoral Map -- Elections & Politics from CNN.com

CNN 2012 Electoral Map -- Elections & Politics from CNN.com | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
The CNN Electoral Map is CNN's best estimate of the key states that will likely decide the 2012 presidential election. The map will be updated as the campaign progresses.
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The Roots of Voter Suppression - City Watch

The Roots of Voter Suppression - City Watch | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

When I hear conservatives like Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Alabama State Senator Scott Beason, and Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Representative Mike Turzai try to rationalize their...

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Last Chance: Register To Vote for the November Election - Patch.com

Last Chance: Register To Vote for the November Election - Patch.com | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

Find out what your state's requirements at http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/contact_your_state.aspx

 

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True the Vote project seeks to exclude the poor - The Tennessean

True the Vote project seeks to exclude the poor - The Tennessean | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

The nonexistence of widespread voter fraud exposes the true purpose of True the Vote, which is to prevent the poor, working class voters, many of whom are minorities,...

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Republican Staffers Charged With 36 Counts of Election Fraud

Republican Staffers Charged With 36 Counts of Election Fraud | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
The party of voter ID laws may need to clean up their own house first when it comes to election fraud. (VOTER FRAUD? IN MY REPUBLICAN PARTY?
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Raising the Bar for Voter ID -- And Redefining Election Integrity in Pennsylvania - Policyshop

Raising the Bar for Voter ID -- And Redefining Election Integrity in Pennsylvania - Policyshop | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania just said the same thing when considering a new voter ID requirement, writing “if the Law is enforced in a ...

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Early Voting, Valued By Minorities, Falls To GOP Voter Suppression Campaign

Early Voting, Valued By Minorities, Falls To GOP Voter Suppression Campaign | Voting Matters | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, on the Sunday before Election Day 2008, members of predominantly African American congregations in Cleveland went straight from celebrating God to rejoicing in their right to vote.
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The second coming of Jim Crow: the myth of voter identity fraud - Legal Examiner

The second coming of Jim Crow: the myth of voter identity fraud - Legal Examiner | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

Today, the New York Times editorial board called out the Koch Brothers-funded voter suppression group True the Vote for what they are: the second coming of Jim Crow.

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Cornell: Voting Rights Act | Legal Information Institute

Cornell: Voting Rights Act | Legal Information Institute | Voting Matters | Scoop.it

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) protects minorities from discriminatory voting practices. This page provides a legal overview of the law.

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