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House GOP leaders not bothering with Selma anniversary

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when civil rights activists trying to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., to the state capital of Montgomery to protest voting restrictions were instead beaten with billy clubs by state troopers and local police. Nearly 100 members of Congress will be in Selma […]

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More blatant voter fraud. By Republicans.

The GOP loves to scream about “voter fraud” and pass voter photo ID laws that disenfranchise mostly African-American and Hispanic voters — the ones who might be more likely to vote for Democrats. So why is it that whenever there’s an actual case of voter fraud, it’s always by a Republican? The latest example is […]

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Scottish independence turnout puts U.S. voters to shame

Eighty-five percent. That’s the record turnout in the referendum on Scottish independence. You want to know what the best turnout in modern U.S. history has been for U.S. voters? Sixty-five percent in 1976. “Robust voter turnout is fundamental to a healthy democracy,” says an analysis from Fair Vote: The Center for Voting and Democracy, a […]

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Are you angry about police tactics in Ferguson? Vote.

This is not meant as a criticism of the residents of Ferguson, Mo., who are having a hard enough time right now dealing with police riots run amok. But it’s important that we all remember to vote in each and every election. Every election means every election: presidential, congressional, statewide — and local. In Ferguson, […]

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Why is real voter fraud always on the GOP side?

In the June 24 runoff for the Mississippi Republican nominee for Senate, pitting incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran against Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel, there was lots of hot air about avoiding “voter fraud.” Neither candidate reached the 50% plateau in the June 3 primary — there was a third candidate who received a tiny slice […]

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