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2012 Election

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Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

by Julianne Hing on May 22 2013, 12:50PM

Youth voter turnout was down in 2012, but young black women led the charge of those who did turn out to the polls.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Three Key Graphs From New Census Report on Voting Rates by Race

Three Key Graphs From New Census Report on Voting Rates by Race

by Brentin Mock on May 9 2013, 1:55PM

Census finally released a report on how people voted by racial categories. Here’s what you need to know.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Asian-American Voters Really, Really Loved Barack Obama in Election 2012

Asian-American Voters Really, Really Loved Barack Obama in Election 2012

by Julianne Hing on January 18 2013, 4:51PM

New exit poll numbers show just how much Asian Americans supported Obama, and also how diverse the community is

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

by Brentin Mock on December 20 2012, 10:50AM

Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Brentin Mock on December 14 2012, 10:12AM

Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

by Aura Bogado on December 10 2012, 9:44AM

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Tea Party Crowd's Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

Tea Party Crowd’s Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

by Brentin Mock on November 27 2012, 10:25AM

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona's Ballot Count Fiasco

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona’s Ballot Count Fiasco

by Aura Bogado on November 21 2012, 10:45AM

Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago—but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Election Returns, Politics

Voting Rights Haven't Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn?

Voting Rights Haven’t Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn?

by Brentin Mock on November 16 2012, 7:33AM

From early voting to poll watching, felony disenfranchisement to redistricting, 10 lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won't Survive Supreme Court Review

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won’t Survive Supreme Court Review

by Brentin Mock on November 14 2012, 9:54AM

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

by on November 13 2012, 10:06AM

Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Second Term

Latino Voters' Election Day Statement: 'Give My Parents Papers'

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2012, 10:38AM

It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, Politics

What Are Your Hopes For The Next Four Years? [Reader Forum]

What Are Your Hopes For The Next Four Years? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on November 12 2012, 10:12AM

Colorlines readers discuss voter suppression in Florida, and their hopes for the next four years.

Topics: 2012 Election

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

by on November 12 2012, 9:18AM

Riling up fears of a black and brown nation can’t win the White House anymore. But it certainly has locked in the Republican Party’s power Down South.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

Arizona Groups Demand DOJ Intervene as 631,000 Uncounted Ballots Pile Up

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2012, 2:45PM

Those uncounted ballots may hold the answer for heated state and local races, including the fate of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 10:00AM

Essays from William Jelani Cobb, Joan Morgan, Luis Rodriguez, Zahra Billoo and Rob “Biko” Baker on the Obama victory and the coming second term.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Second Term

Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 9:41AM

Sad face.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Redistricting Protects the 2010 Republican Surge in State Legislatures

by on November 7 2012, 3:32PM

And the ugly, bruising battles they launched around immigration, health reform and reproductive rights are certain to continue.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report 'High Concentration of People of Color' Play

Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report ‘High Concentration of People of Color’

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2012, 2:50PM

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado on Election Day.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

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