Election Day

Biden Promises Not to Distinguish Between Blue, Red States if Elected

Nivati Singh

“[Donald Trump] has got a lot of things backwards. He thinks that he can decide who gets to vote but guess what, the people are going to decide who gets to be president,” Biden added. He urged the people to choose hope over fear during Election Day. “We have to remember who we are. This is the United States of America. Anybody who knows Donald Trump, we have to let him know who we are. We choose hope over fear; we choose truth over a lie.

Early Voting Is Key to Increasing Latino Voter Turnout

Griselda Nevarez

In 2010, fueled by frustration over Arizona’s approval of its controversial immigration law known as SB 1070, volunteers and paid organizers with One Arizona began knocking on doors to register Latinos to vote and to get them signed up for the permanent early voting list. They also began going door-to-door reminding Latino voters to either mail back their ballots or turn them in at the county recorder’s office before election day. 

Will Ferguson Be a Tipping Point for Black Youth Voter Turnout?

Khalil Abdullah

Civil rights leaders  hope to increase African American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a city where only 12 percent of registered voters turned out to vote in the last city council elections. Community organizers in New Orleans and Houston -- two cities with a long history of confrontations between African Americans and the police -- have mixed views on whether outrage over Ferguson will translate into voter participation. 

Combating Voter Suppression, One Voter at a Time

Khalil Abdullah

If no one else is rejoicing about the systemic inconveniences imposed on Florida voters on Election Day, where waits as long as eight hours to cast a ballot were endured and witnessed by thousands of voters, the state’s former senators Mike Bennett and Ellyn Bogdanoff should be elated.  "I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert,” Bennett said in 2011 when sponsoring legislation to impose stricter voting requirements. 

Tea Party Loyalists Expected to Participate in Voter ‘Bullying’ Tactics

Zenitha Prince

A swarm of right-wing loyalists with intimidation on their minds can be expected to descend on polling places in minority neighborhoods this November, two public interest groups warned government officials Monday. In a new report titled, “Bullies at the Ballot Box,” Demos and Common Cause describe campaigns by conservative groups—particularly the Tea Party-affiliated True the Vote—to train and deploy as many as 1 million people to police the polls.

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