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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Issues Blow to Early Voting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A 5-4 ruling on early voting in Ohio could have implications for early voting in other states, including North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, and Arkansas.

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The Takeaway

How Important Is Early Voting?

Monday, October 01, 2012

Election day is still more than a month away, but early voting has already begun. Voters in South Dakota and Idaho began casting their ballots on September 21, while voters in Iowa lined up outside polling stations late last week. In the upcoming weeks, dozens more states will open their voting booths.

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Opinion: From Early Voting to Welfare, the Little Things Will Decide 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

From the three extra voting days to food stamps, the Romney and Obama campaigns have made clear that the little things matter.

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South Dakota Sioux Tribe File Voting Discrimination Case

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Members of the Oglala Sioux tribe live on the very rural Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, most of whom do not have cars. Traveling during winter months is compounded by infrequently plowed gravel and dirt roads. Given that their county only has six days of early voting in the presidential primaries — while residents in the rest of South Dakota have 46 days to vote — some Ogala have perceived this as discriminatory. 25 tribe members are suing the overseer of the elections, South Dakota secretary of state Jason Gant as well as county officials.

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The Process is Political: More Money, Less Control in Super PAC Fundraising

Friday, October 14, 2011

Our daily look at the details that can change everything.

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The Process is Political: Bloomberg Testimony, Where to Count Prisoners

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Our daily look at the details that can change everything.

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The Process is Political: Ohio Petition Effort Delays Law to Shorten Early Voting

Friday, September 30, 2011

A new law to shorten the period in which Ohio voters can cast ballots before Election Day is on hold after opponents, including the Obama reelection campaign, collect more than 300,000 signatures for a ballot question to repeal it. A new count shows more than 215,000 registered voters in South Carolina don't currently have photo IDs, which are required to vote under a new law passed by the legislature and currently under review by the Justice Department. And not all Florida Republicans favor moving up the presidential primary to January 31, a decision expected today. 

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The Process is Political: Early Voting and Turnout in Special Elections

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Special elections in Nevada and New York, but voters can only vote early in one of them. What The Godfather might teach us about redistricting. And Paypal campaign donations come under fire in a local Massachusetts race. 

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