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Amongst Increased Racial Tensions Nationwide, The Voting Rights Act Is Under Attack

The 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Unfortunately, the historic legislation has devolved over the past few years, due to rulings by the Supreme Court and states across the country.

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State Of The Union: Obama Gives Nod To Voting Rights

Last Tuesday, President Obama gave his State of the Union address in which he touched on a wide range of topics from war to climate change. During the speech the POTUS also gave a nod to voting rights, prompting approval from the NAACP for his support on a hot-button issue.

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Lawmakers Make A Second Push To Update The Voting Rights Act

Some lawmakers have recently expressed support for a renewed legislative push to update the Voting Rights Act.

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Advocates Ask SCOTUS To Rule On Wisconsin Voter ID

The ACLU and other voting rights advocates have petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review Wisconsin’s voter ID law, once and for all, in a ruling that might have sweeping implications for other such laws around the country.

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DOJ Weighs In On South Dakota’s Native American Voting Rights Lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed paperwork with the court to move forward a voting rights case currently unfolding between Native Americans of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Jackson County, South Dakota.

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Iowa Gives Voter Registration A 21st Century Update

Out in Iowa, if incoming Secretary of State Paul Pate has his way, voter registration will be taking a leap into the 21st century.

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2014: A Progressive Year Of Executive Actions, Hashtag Activism, And Celebrities

2014 was a big year for Millennials and progressives.

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Could Online Voting Increase Turnout?

Since the boom in use of online technology and personal computing in the mid-1990’s, every few years, coinciding with national elections, the nation enters into a debate on the feasibility of online voting.

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In Midterm Elections, Many States Opted For Low-Tech

On Election Day this year, nearly 70 percent of voters were set to use paper ballots to cast their vote.

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Millennial Voters Reject Montana Bill That Would Have Kept College Students From The Polls

Last month, Montana voters decided 57 percent to 43 percent to strike down a referendum on the ballot seeking to eliminate same-day voting.

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Study Reveals Millennials See Voter Disenfranchisement As A Bigger Issue Than Voter Fraud

Despite concerns from politicians and political pundits, it turns out that, at least for right now, Millennials aren’t too worried about voter fraud.

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