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The Takeaway

A Socialist President? Sen. Sanders Makes His Case

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sander, a self-described socialist, is running for president. The Takeaway explores what his race means for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party.

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The Takeaway

Putting Voter Registration on Auto-Pilot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, Oregon became the first state to use Department of Motor Vehicle records to automatically register residents to vote. Now other states are considering doing the same. 

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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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The Takeaway

The Fight for The Vote Continues

Monday, January 19, 2015

Some 50 years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, the protections guaranteed by the law are facing their biggest threat yet. 

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The Takeaway

Mitt in 2016? The GOP Is Torn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

With other establishment candidates gearing up for a possible race in 2016, some in the GOP seem less than thrilled about yet another comeback for Mitt. 

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The Takeaway

Voting Easier Than Netflix? How the Internet Can Kill Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seth Flaxman is trying to modernize democracy. He's the co-founder of TurboVote, an online platform that claims to make voting "as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Epic Space Chase, a Global Migrant Crisis, and a Fight Against Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the 4-billion mile mission of the Rosetta spacecraft, the migrant crisis from the U.S. to Europe, and the ways voting in the United States could be easier.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing the First Post-Voting Rights Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

Tuesday's was the first major election since the Supreme Court rolled back key parts of the Voting Rights Act. But did the changes actually have an impact?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Police Transparency, The Gray Wolf, and The Bra's 100th Birthday

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Takeaway looks at a new initiative on police shootings, a controversial conservation measure from the past, and the history of the brassiere. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

This Election Season, We're Robocalling People

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WNYC talked to seasoned campaign operatives to learn the tips and tricks of how to get people to vote. Now, we're launching our own campaign.

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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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WNYC News

Historic Low Turnout in Democratic Primary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Only nine percent of voters filled out a ballot Tuesday. 

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The Takeaway

Will Scotland Vote for Independence?

Monday, August 18, 2014

A month from today, just over 4 million people in Scotland will get to vote in a historic referendum on whether their country should become independent for the first time in more than 300 years. 

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The Takeaway

GOP's Fake News Sites Dupe Voters

Friday, August 15, 2014

Political strategist believe that voters have grown tired of the conventional political attack ad. With that in mind, the GOP has decided to try a different tactic: A series of fake news sites stacked with articles that have a very pointed message.

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WNYC News

Disability Access Lagging at Polling Places

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Inadequate signage and locked doors on access ramps make it difficult for disabled people to vote.

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99% Invisible

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reporter Whitney Jones argues that R.E.M.’s Out of Time is the most politically significant album in the history of the United States. Because of its packaging.

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The Takeaway

The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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On The Media

Facebook Tries Peer Pressure to Shame Users Into Voting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Did you know there was an "I'm a voter" button on Facebook for the 2012 election? Neither did I. But apparently the button is meant as subtle social pressure on your facebook community to get out and vote. Today, Facebook announced that it will be expanding the "I'm a Voter" button to international elections.

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The Takeaway

INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Expensive Election in America

Monday, May 19, 2014

Senate candidates in Kentucky have brought in millions of dollars in fundraising ahead of tomorrow's primary—amounting to one of the most expensive races in the country.

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The Takeaway

INFOGRAPHIC: New Data Sheds Light on U.S. Voters

Monday, April 28, 2014

Elections are essential to a healthy democracy. But who really votes? The U.S. Census Bureau has brand new data looking at decades worth of voting patterns from across the country.

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