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New GOP laws could suppress five million Democratic voters: study

A study released Monday found that millions voters could be kept from the polls in 2012. The Brennan Center for Justice report, titled “Voting Law Changes in 2012” (PDF), determined that they new restrictions on who can vote, largely championed by Republican lawmakers, could suppress the the votes of more…

Warren, Brown in dead heat: poll

Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is in a dead heat with Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in the latest poll results for the 2012 election for a Massachusetts Senate seat. The poll, conducted by University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the Boston Herald, shows Democrat Warren polling at 38 percent, trailing Brown’s 41 percent.…

Florida sets primary for Jan. 31, in violation of GOP rules

Florida officially announced Friday that its Republican presidential primary election would be held January 31, in violation of the Republican National Committee’s guidelines. The RNC said it would punish any states (aside from the four traditional early primary states) that held a primary before March 4. The special committee’s decision,…

Former Bachmann manager: She’s probably done after Iowa

It doesn’t bode well for your election prospects when your former campaign manager discusses your weaknesses on cable news. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will have to deal with that scenario, as Ed Rollins told MSNBC on Monday that the congresswoman will struggle to keep up with her main rivals as…

Former Bachmann manager: She’s probably done after Iowa

It doesn’t bode well for your election prospects when your former campaign manager discusses your weaknesses on cable news. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will have to deal with that scenario, as Ed Rollins told MSNBC on Monday that the congresswoman will struggle to keep up with her main rivals as…

Arizona governor orders recall vote for immigration law author

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered a special election for November 8 to decide the fate of a high-profile state lawmaker behind Arizona’s controversial immigration crackdown. Brewer ordered the vote to recall Republican Russell Pearce, the state senate’s president and chief architect of Senate Bill 1070,…

Democrat Hahn beats tea party candidate in California congressional race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Democratic Los Angeles city councilwoman won a special election held on Tuesday for the liberal-leaning California congressional seat vacated by Jane Harman, as her Republican challenger conceded. Veteran City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, whose brother James once served as Los Angeles mayor, finished first in the…

Wisconsin Democrats defeat fake candidates in primary election

Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidates overwhelmingly defeated their fake rivals Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election. Based on unofficial results, Democratic candidates Nancy Nusbaum won by 65 percent of the vote, Sandra Pasch won by 67 percent, Shelly Moore won by 54 percent, Fred Clark won by 67 percent, Jessica…

Robocalls spam WI Democrats, telling them not to vote in recall elections

Today marks Wisconsin’s recall election, and polls are expected to be crowded all day. The unusual nature of the election — after all, it’s not often that voters are riled up enough to draw up a petition to recall their lawmakers — has confused some about procedure, and the robocalls…

Up to 1 million Thais deprived of voting rights

Up to one million Thais were disenfranchised ahead of the kingdom’s crucial recent election because of outdated lists of voters, an international monitoring group said Tuesday. The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), which deployed observers nationwide for the polls, said the process was “peaceful and orderly” but raised “significant concerns” about…

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