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Small Slice of Voters Could Decide DC Mayoral Race

By Ben Nucklos | Monday Mar 10, 2014
Washington is one of a dwindling number of big U.S. cities that require voters to register with a party to vote in its winner-take-all primary. Those election procedures, combined with an unusually early primary, can depress voter turnout, even D.C.

Ginsburg Says Push for Voter ID Laws Predictable

By Mark Sherman | Friday Jul 26, 2013
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and other measures since the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.

Obama Bets Electorate Matches 2008 and Wins

By Thomas Beaumont | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
It turned out that Americans who cast ballots looked collectively much more like what President Barack Obama had envisioned - a diverse tapestry that reflected a changing America - than the whiter, older electorate Mitt Romney had banked on.

Whatever the Outcomes, Volunteers & Groups Fought Hard for Marriage Equality

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Nov 5, 2012
Whatever the outcome on Tuesday in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota & Washington State, volunteers & organizations gave it their all in the most determined push for gay rights on one election day in our lifetime.

NCTE’s Voting While Trans Campaign Fights Voter Suppression

By Holly Grigg-Spall | Thursday Oct 25, 2012
With Election Day approaching, The National Center of Transgender Equality launched Voting While Trans, a program to help transgender people counter voting suppression techniques.

Local Trash Company, State Term Limits Winning

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jun 9, 2012
Voters in San Francisco and around the state made their choices on several propositions in the Tuesday, June 5 primary election.

Americans Across the Country Vote For LGBT Rights in Nov. 8 Election

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 9, 2011
Several states saw victories for the LGBT community during the November 8 elections. Despite the GOP trying to prevent new regulations from passing, voters had the final say.

Is a voting machine merger too big to stand?

By Pete Yost | Thursday Mar 4, 2010
The largest voting machine company in the country bought its biggest competitor six months ago without advance fanfare. Now the Justice Department is investigating whether to unwind the merger that put a privately held Nebraska company in control of the voting machines in nearly 70 percent of the nation’s precincts.
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