Election Reform

The voting rights movement is winning important victories across the country. Invaluable historical reforms, such as the Voting Rights Act, the 19th Amendment, and the 26th Amendment continue to ensure that many Americans are guaranteed the right to vote. Despite these protections, eligible voters continue to have their vote challenged or taken away. Our government needs to ensure that all elections have verifiable paper trails and that all polling locations are prepared for all eligible voters to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice.

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September 12, 2016
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Computerized voting systems under scrutiny

September 5, 2016
Victoria Collier for Truthout
(Todd Heisler / The New York Times)

If there is anything positive to say about the 2016 elections, it's that they have finally forced an end to the official denial of computerized election rigging.

Do workers deserve the right to vote?

September 5, 2016
Liberty Tree Foundation
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This Labor Day, we salute the hard working people that make up our diverse country and the inspiring labor movement fighting tirelessly for our rights, creating a society that is moving towards the economic and political democracy we deserve. 

FBI urges increase in computer security after revealing election databases were hacked in two states

August 31, 2016
Anne Dujmovic for CNET
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The FBI is urging state election officials to beef up their computer systems' security in light of two cyberattacks this summer.

Native Americans across the country sue in attempt to protect voting rights in 2016

July 11, 2016
Suzette Brewer
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The voting rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives have been eroded or ignored since the United States Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, according to charges in numerous lawsuits brought by tribes throughout Indian country in the battle to protect Native suffrage.

Supreme Court upholds counting all residents, not just registered voters, for determining state Senate Districts

April 20, 2016
Lawrence Hurley for Reuters
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A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the method all 50 states use in drawing legislative districts by counting every resident and not just eligible voters, rejecting a conservative challenge that could have given more sway to rural white voters.

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