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Documentary by Investigative Reporter Greg Palast Builds Case for Stolen Election (Video)

“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” says millions of minority votes were discounted through a voter cross-check program. Now, Palast demands that the Justice Department investigate.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Was Your Vote Counted?

Voter-suppression tactics targeted communities of color and may have led to inaccurate voting results in the 2016 election. Greg Palast, along with other voting-suppression experts, goes to Washington, D.C., to discuss the new “Jim Crow” elections.

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‘Trump Supporters’ Reportedly Tied Up Booths at a California Poll to Discourage Others From Voting

Of the 16 booths at one voting location in Brea, Calif., only eight were working and, out of those, four were occupied about an hour by men wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts, one voter reports.

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 READ MORE


Cenk Uygur of ‘The Young Turks’ Explains Why He’ll Vote for Hillary Clinton

“The correct strategy is you live to fight another day,” Uygur says. “We avoid fascism. Check. Then we go fight the establishment. Check. And then we win.”

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



With Voting Rights Protections Gutted, Polling Places Have Been Shuttered on a ‘Massive Scale’

The closures “are a particularly common and pernicious tactic for disenfranchising voters of color,” says a report from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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Save America From Donald Trump to Fix America, or, Did Your Mother Drop You on Your Head?

America is drowning, and voting for Hillary Clinton is the equivalent of rescuing it. It is the stiff arm to deal with a hysteria that will otherwise sink us.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE



How We Reinvent Democracy in America

We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.

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The Best Ballot Plan Now? ‘Strategic’ Voting for the Stein-Baraka Green Party Ticket

You no longer need to vote Democratic just to block Donald Trump—because he cannot win the presidential election. It’s time to organize to stop Hillary Clinton’s worst instincts.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



A ‘VotePact’ Dialogue

A fictional conversation between two friends shows how disenchanted voters can team up “to vote their actual preference” instead of voting for “the lesser evil.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Is Your Vote Being Thrown in the Trash?

Provisional ballots, meant to ensure that all Americans can exercise one of their most essential of rights, often are tossed out.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE



Election Fraud Concerns Extend Beyond Conspiracy Theorists

Potential vulnerabilities in the voting system raise alarms about what could happen when American citizens cast their ballots Nov. 8.

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Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

One-third of voters took advantage of early-voting options in 2012. But does so-called “convenience voting” increase turnout overall and minority turnout in particular?

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming

The Trump phenomenon is terrible, but now is no time for lesser-evil voting. A dictatorship is not knocking at the door in the United States.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



VotePact Provides a Path to Electoral Revolution With Do-It-Yourself Voting Reform

Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, voters can select the candidate they most want and build up those challengers. All you need is an agreement with someone else in order to pair up against the duopoly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE


Can We Protect ‘Points of Vulnerability’ in the Wake of Hack Into State Election Databases?

Michael Isikoff (pictured), an investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, explains what it would take for foreign or domestic hackers to disrupt the general election.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Is Helping Hillary Clinton Transform the Geography of American Politics

An alliance between suburban voters and African-Americans is turning Virginia presidentially blue. That is alarming to Republicans, because the pattern is repeating itself in North Carolina and Georgia.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


The U.S. Remains Unequal 50 Years After Malcolm X’s ‘Ballot or the Bullet’ Speech (Audio)

In the 1964 talk, the human rights activist stressed the importance of voting to achieve equality for African-Americans, but he warned that violence would be necessary if politicians failed to bring about justice.

Posted on May 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Baltimore’s Election Results Are Decertified as State Investigation Is Launched

Analysis reveals discrepancies between the number of voters who appeared at polling stations and the number of ballots cast.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE



Barring Prisoners From Voting Undermines Democracy

In most states, people’s firsthand experience of the criminal justice system can’t be part of the political debate on how to reform it.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE



Half of Americans Think the Presidential Nominating System Is ‘Rigged’

And more than two-thirds of U.S. voters want to change the process by which the political parties choose their presidential nominees, a poll by Reuters/Ipsos finds.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



Kansas Voter Registration Discrepancy May Have Disenfranchised Spanish-Speaking Voters

Why are there multiple differences between the English-language and Spanish-language version of the state’s voting guide?

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE


Guess Who Won’t Be Voting for Donald Trump in the New York Primary

In an interview with TV’s “Fox & Friends,” the Republican presidential candidate lambasted the Colorado GOP voting system—and shared the surprising information that he won’t receive two votes he had expected in next week’s primary in his home state.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Is the 2016 Election Already Being Stripped and Flipped?

Disturbing signs of the time-tested “strip and flip” strategy for stealing elections have already surfaced in 2016. Will they ultimately decide the outcome, as they have in too many recent elections?

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: John Oliver: ‘You Will Never Believe’ Who the Actual Fraudulent Voters Are

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” is finally back from a several-month hiatus, with a scathing message to legislators trying to curtail Americans’ right to vote.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



New Hampshire Spanks the Elites

Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.

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The Hidden and Deadly Bias of Class

White working-class voters have been a key building block of the Republican coalition since the rise of the Reagan Democrats 35 years ago. You would think that the party’s presidential candidates would want to respond to the heartbreaking crisis these Americans are facing.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader on the Complicity of Bernie Sanders

“If he doesn’t go electorally in a serious way to win, then [Bernie Sanders] is setting up millions of Americans, and young Americans, for a huge morale collapse,” Nader explains.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



All Votes Matter: When Will Discrimination End at the Ballot Box?

It would have been lovely if Ari Berman’s new book, “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” could simply have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Instead, it is even more useful as a guide to what still needs to be done.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE



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VIDEO: Russell Brand: ‘Mr. Don’t Vote’ Changes Mind

The comedian and activist advocates voting after looking at the British political landscape and interviewing the Labour Party leader.

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Bill Maher Criticizes Nonvoters, Calls Russell Brand ‘Laughable’

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher took on Russell Brand and a big portion of the American public who don’t believe voting makes a difference.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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Ballot Measures to Watch, From Marijuana to the Minimum Wage

Looking for reasons to vote besides party politics? Here is a quick and dirty guide to today’s main events in direct democracy: the ballot measures.

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 READ MORE


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Prisoners Could Vote Under N.J. Bill, as Long as They’re Veterans

Prisoners serving their sentences as well as parolees and probationers would be allowed to vote in New Jersey under newly introduced legislation, but only if they had served in the military.

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