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Democrats Get Serious About Voting Rights

The Democrats are going on the offensive to make voting easier. Thedraft language in the party’s 2016 platform is much stronger than it was in 2012, and that’s mostly good for democracy. The party’s shift from its defensive crouch started in the states, with the adoption of automatic-voter registration rules in Oregon, California, West Virginia, Connecticut, Vermont and…

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2013.  Clapper told Congress that cyberattacks and cyberspying are the leading threats to US security.     AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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We Told You So: Foreign Hackers May Be Targeting Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

Foreign hackers may have the campaigns of U.S. presidential candidates in their sights, the nation’s top intelligence official warned Wednesday. The FBI and Homeland Security are working with the campaigns to tighten security and prevent the cyber intruders from penetrating their defenses, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. Clapper warned that there are likely…

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Supreme Court approves new districts, sides with voter groups

TALLAHASSEE — In a ruling that could alter the landscape of politics in Central Florida and across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with voter-rights groups challenging the Legislature’s attempts to redraw 27 congressional districts. Justices adopted the districts sought by the League of Women Voters and other groups who sued lawmakers,…

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Here’s What Bothers Me About Kentucky’s Election

Reposted from Karoli at Crooks & Liars dot com. Kentucky has me stumped. Honestly, it does. I’ve been talking about it with various people and it just makes no damn sense. Look at these races. Compare the number of votes cast for Democrats. Jack Conway: 426,964 Alison Lundergan Grimes 493,600 Andy Beshear 479,929 Adam Edelen…

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America’s Aging Voting Machines

In his victory speech after his re-election in 2012, President Obama offered special thanks to those Americans who had stood in long lines to vote — some of whom were still waiting even as he spoke — and then offhandedly added, “by the way, we have to fix that.” The line got big applause, but…

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‘Voting Machines Are Being Manipulated’ – Kansas Statistician Explains Her Remarkable Allegations, Evidence

Whether statistician Beth Clarkson, PhD, head of Wichita University’sNational Institute for Aviation Research, is ultimately proven correct, today’s must-listen, in-depth interview with her on The BradCast should remind us all, once again, why neither election officials nor voting systems are simply to be trusted. Without the ability to carry out public oversight, democracy vanishes. That’s…

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