Presumptive Nominee Hillary Clinton

If the presumptive nominee wants to be great at being president rather than just to be the president, she's going to need to shake things up.

How Hillary Clinton Can Win the Right Way – The Atlantic >by: Ron Fournier|04/28/2016 |RePost: 05/07/2016 3:40:46 AM |   If the presumptive nominee wants to be great at being president rather than just to be the president, she’s going to need to shake things up. Hillary Clinton seems poised to win the Democratic nomination, and polls suggest she has an excellent chance of securing the White House in November. […]

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Chris Christie: another Republican refusing to make voting easier

Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie files paperwork for the New Hampshire primary at the State House, Nov. 6, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty

Chris Christie vetoes bill to make voting easier | MSNBC >By Zachary Roth |11/09/15 01:04 PM—Updated 11/09/15 03:37 PM|RePost: 11/14/2015 12:51:23 PM| New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Monday that would have made casting a ballot much easier in the Garden State, which has been plagued by low turnout. The measure, known as the Democracy Act, was passed in June by the Democratic-controlled legislature, and was strongly backed […]

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Alabama Proves Voter ID Laws Are Racist

  Alabama Proves Voter ID Laws Are Racist – Political Moll >by: Matthew Jensen |October 2, 2015 9:27 am |RePost: 10/25/2015 7:31:40 AM| Before gutting the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts asked if “the citizens of the South are more racist than the citizens of the North?” It didn’t take that long for him to get his answer. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of […]

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NC voter ID challenge, Judge refuses to dismiss

Judge refuses to dismiss NC voter ID challenge | The Charlotte Observer >by: Anne Blythe|10/23/2015 |RePost: 10/25/2015 4:06:21 AM| WINSTON-SALEM A federal judge on Friday refused a request from state lawmakers to dismiss a challenge to the N.C. voter ID law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set the issue for a trial, tentatively in January. Attorneys for state lawmakers argued that a 2015 change to the ID provision of an […]

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In Alabama, Clinton goes after Republicans on voting rights

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke Saturday during a meeting of the Alabama Democratic Conference in Hoover, Ala.

In Alabama, Clinton goes after Republicans on voting rights – The Boston Globe   >by: Bill Barrow Associated Press  10/17/2015 | RePost: 10/18/2015 3:19:19 AM| HOOVER, Ala. — Near the heart of the civil rights movement, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton rallied black Alabama Democrats on Saturday with a pledge to champion voting rights and accusations that Republicans are dismantling generations of racial progress. Clinton criticized Alabama’s Republican governor, Robert Bentley, […]

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Automatic voter registration in California …

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP

California set to automatically register millions of voters | MSNBC California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP >by: Msnbc |10/10/15 06:10 PM—Updated 10/10/15 06:13 PM |RePost: 10/11/2015 2:31:22 AM| In the aftermath of record-low voter turnout in […]

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Clinton to stage major rally, will vow to back working Americans

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council at their Third Annual Day in Blue while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Columbia,... Reuters/Chris Aluka Berry

Clinton to stage major rally, will vow to back working Americans | Reuters >By Jonathan Allen | Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:04am EDT| 06/13/2015 9:49:11 AM | NEW YORK | Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton stages the first big rally of her presidential campaign on Saturday, trying to cast herself as a fighter for ordinary Americans and build a clearer case for why she wants to lead the country. Running to be […]

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‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ Good question!

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Voting booths await voters in Red Oak, Iowa

‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen | 06/05/15 12:51 PM—Updated 06/05/15 02:05 PM | 06/13/2015 8:34:30 AM | Hillary Clinton laid out a bold, progressive vision on voting rights yesterday, endorsing both a 20-day early-voting window nationwide and a universal, automatic voter registration system. It was, in effect, the Democratic frontrunner throwing down the gauntlet, challenging her rivals in the other party. “What […]

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Reform Gerrymandering – The New Civil Rights Movement

"What we see now is too often a troubling reality in which politicians choose their voters instead of voters picking their elected officials," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., a lead sponsor of legislation she says would create "a more transparent electoral process."(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

House Democrats Introduce A Bill To Reform Gerrymandering – The New Civil Rights Movement   >by: Jean Ann Esselink | May 14, 2015 3:52 PM | Noteworthy RePost: 05/16/2015 4:21:44 AM | “What we see now is too often a troubling reality in which politicians choose their voters instead of voters picking their elected officials.” – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) A group of 19 House Democrats have signed onto a […]

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Democrats, introduce bill to expand voting rights including online registration

PresidentPresident Obama and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga

Cedric Richmond, 170 other Democrats, introduce bill to expand voting rights including online registration >by: Bruce Alpert  Sunday, 03/22/2015 | NOLA.com | Note Worthy Re-Post 04/04/2015 9:00:30 AM Over 170 House Democrats, including Cedric Richmond of New Orleans, introduced new voting rights legislation Thursday (March 19) that would allow people to register to vote online and via the telephone. The bill also would make it unlawful to hinder, interfere, or prevent another […]

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