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2009-04-16 16:05:00

Comprehensive report released today by Women's Voices. Women Vote outlines critical areas in need of election reform WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Seeking to focus the attention of lawmakers and election reform groups on the obstacles to full participation of the American electorate and the path to election reform, Women's Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) today released a comprehensive report titled, "Access to Democracy: Identifying Obstacles Hindering the Right to Vote."...

2009-03-26 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as three million registered voters did not cast a ballot in the 2008 General Election due to voter registration problems, suggests a survey cited today by Doug Chapin, director of Election Initiatives for the Pew Center on the States in testimony before the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration. The problem was most acute for younger voters and registered voters who moved less than a year ago, one in four of...

2008-10-21 12:00:17

The Lake County, Ill., clerk's office says it has been swamped with fraudulent voter forms -- including one from a dead goldfish. "This is unprecedented. We've got a serious problem," said County Clerk Willard Helander. More than 1,000 voter registration forms have been submitted with non-existent addresses or for people who don't live at the given recorded address, Helander said, noting one form had information for a local resident's dead goldfish, whose name somehow landed on a mailing...

2008-10-17 15:00:15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Justice Through Music Project (http://www.jtmp.org/), a DC based non-profit and leader of youth voter registration, has released its third "Rock Your Rights" DVD to help inspire youth to get-out-and-vote this November. This DVD features more than 25 famous bands and musicians which urge young people to register, vote, talk about issues, and get involved. For years, JTMP has been interviewing bands and musicians to get their opinion on issues...

2008-10-16 12:00:08

The Ohio attorney general filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court decision that could challenge voters at the polls. The filing on behalf of Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, contends upholding a federal appeals court ruling would create mayhem on Election Day and force many voters to cast provisional ballots that may or may not be counted depending on local election boards' judgments, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The court...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that it has entered into a consent decree with Waller County, Texas, to resolve a lawsuit concerning the county's voter registration practices that the Department alleges violate federal voting rights laws. The agreement, which must first be approved by a federal court in Houston, will eliminate several invalid registration practices that have primarily impacted students at Prairie View A&M University,...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By DEBBIE MESSINA By Debbie Messina The Virginian-Pilot A national voter protection organization said Thursday that Virginia is among several states that are unprepared to handle the anticipated surge of voters in the Nov. 4 election, with the potential for long lines to discourage voting. The Washington, D.C.-based Advancement Project charged that the six cities it examined in Virginia do not have enough voting equipment or poll workers. The project said similar problems exist in...

2008-10-10 09:00:24

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- A newspaper report Thursday said tens of thousands of eligible voters have been removed from rolls or blocked from registering in at least six swing states, but election officials quickly lined up to defend their registration procedures and said they had done nothing wrong. The New York Times based its findings on reviews of state records and Social Security data, and said it had identified apparent problems in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and...

2008-10-09 09:00:17

By IAN URBINA By Ian Urbina The New York Times Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states, including North Carolina, have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law. That's according to a review of state records and Social Security data by The New York Times. The actions do not seem to be coordinated by one party or the other, nor do they appear to be the result of election officials...

2008-10-07 15:00:14

Nevada authorities said Tuesday they raided the Las Vegas offices of the controversial voter-registration activist group, ACORN. The Secretary of State's Office confirmed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a search warrant was served at the ACORN office as part of a probe into suspected voter registration fraud. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has been under withering attack from the Republican Party for allegedly signing up unqualified voters in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.