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Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It's Eyeing Voter ID

Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It’s Eyeing Voter ID

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2012, 9:09AM

A Democratic secretary of state made registration easier and supported early voting, leading to dramatic turnout. So why is he now proposing a plan that could disenfranchise voters?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Facing Race 2012: 'Now What? Debriefing the Election and Talking Governance' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Now What? Debriefing the Election and Talking Governance’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 29 2012, 8:53AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on what political power should look like in the space between elections.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Politics

Did a Top Romney Adviser Just Brag About Losing Poor Voters of Color to Obama?

Did a Top Romney Adviser Just Brag About Losing Poor Voters of Color to Obama?

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 1:35PM

He finished his op-ed by arguing Obama only won the presidency because the press really liked the “charismatic African American” candidate.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Facing Race 2012: 'Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2012, 10:12AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on the role art plays in powering a movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, 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

Full Text of Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Letter

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 4:29PM

The announcement comes two weeks after Jackson won re-election without campaigning.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Rep. Jesse Jackson to Deliver Resignation Letter to Boehner Today

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 1:47PM

Jackson’s brother spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone.

Topics: /NOW, 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

Black People Voted on Election Day, Too, By the Way

by Dom Apollon on November 20 2012, 10:44AM

An NAACP poll points to interesting trends: widespread support for marriage equality and the DREAM Act; shaky support for Democrats beyond Barack Obama.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Might Rep. Allen West Allege Voter Fraud to Avoid Conceding?

by Brentin Mock on November 19 2012, 4:41PM

Seems like he’s desperate enough to do it.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Rinku Sen: We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice Play

Rinku Sen: We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice

by Rinku Sen on November 19 2012, 9:50AM

Sen’s opening speech at Colorlines’ gathering of 1,400 racial justice change makers set the tone for a conversation that stirred so strongly it became a trending topic on Twitter.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Politics, Movement

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

by on November 16 2012, 8:37AM

Texas is poised to join the drug-testing bandwagon.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, 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

Rep. Gutierrez Introduces Republicans On House Floor to ‘America’s Latinos’ [Video]

by on November 15 2012, 1:04PM

“I would like the Republican Party to meet America’s Latinos,” he said.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney: Obama Won Because He Promised Big 'Gifts' to Blacks, Latinos

Romney: Obama Won Because He Promised Big ‘Gifts’ to Blacks, Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2012, 10:17AM

Mitt Romney is back with more forty-seven-percent-esque comments and this time he’s more upset.

Topics: /NOW, 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

In 2012, the Obama Youth Vote Is Black and Brown

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2012, 12:10PM

An analysis finds that the president’s support among young whites plummeted, but held steady among people of color.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

by Jorge Rivas on November 13 2012, 11:20AM

If you look at last Tuesday’s exit polls alongside other recent studies you’ll find that as more African Americans and Latinos become registered voters the more likely it is for more same-sex marriage victories.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2012, 10:32AM

Having voted and elected a leader, we have to ask ourselves, “Now what?” What will we as a community gain from the frenzied efforts to get us to vote?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Second Term

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

by Jorge Rivas on November 12 2012, 2:14PM

Instead of meeting hate with hate, they met hate with love. And humor.

Topics: /NOW, Politics