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Voting & Elections 11.8.2017

Democracy Was the Real Winner of Tuesday's Virginia Election

Virginians trudged through a cold rain to turn out in record numbers; minority and women candidates scored big gains.

Voting & Elections 11.6.2017

Tuesday Is Election Day!

Tuesday is Election Day across the U.S., as New Jersey and Virginia choose new governors and hundreds of cities, counties and towns elect their local government leaders.

Voting & Elections 10.25.2017

NYC Elections Board Admits It Illegally Purged 200,000-plus Voters

New York City voters and Common Cause New York scored a big victory today as the City Board of Elections admitted that it illegally removed the names of more than 200,000 people from the voter rolls last year.

Voting & Elections 10.19.2017

HONEST Ads Act Would Bring Online Advertisers Into the Sunshine

A bipartisan trio of senators is set to introduce legislation today that would advance every American’s right to know who is trying to influence our votes.

Money & Influence 06.20.2017

Election Day!

The polls are open today in a pair of deep south congressional districts,including one that has become the most expensive congressional election ever and a test of President Trump’s popularity – or lack of it – with suburban voters.

Voting & Elections 06.13.2017

Virginians Nominating Candidates for Governor Today

Virginians are heading to the polls today to nominate candidates for governor in a contest that is likely to be seen nationally as a referendum on President Trump’s leadership

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