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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...

2008-09-12 15:00:10

By PATRICK MARLEY Madison -- Officials and interest groups clashed Thursday over the meaning of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's lawsuit against the state's election authority, with some saying it would force thousands off the voter rolls and others arguing it would protect the rights of legitimate voters. Also Thursday, an election official said the lawsuit could force clerks to check data on about 1 million voters. And critics accused Van Hollen -- a Republican serving as the state...

2008-09-08 15:01:07

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Public Affairs, +1-202-461-7600 WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has clarified its policy on assisting veterans' voter registration activities, with particular focus on inpatients and residents of VA community living centers, domiciliaries and patients with limited access to community voter registration resources. The Department will...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

Patagonia, the outdoor apparel company, has formally launched its "Vote The Environment" campaign in advance of the presidential election this November 2008. The aggressive three-part campaign asks customers to (1) register to vote, (2) educate themselves on the environmental records of candidates and (3) place the environment at the top of their priority list in the voting booth. Due to its strong environmental slant, "Vote The Environment" places Patagonia at risk of customer criticism....