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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read, and telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Do you plan to vote in the 2014 midterm elections?” br/ Professor Michael McDonald…

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    Voter Identification Laws and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Election experts Sherrilyn Ifill and Hans von Spakovsky spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on the potential impact on the 2014 midterm elections of state voter identification…

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    Court Rulings on Voting Rules

    Dale Ho spoke via video link from New York City about court rulings on voting rules that may affect several Senate and governor’s races. br/ C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news…

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    Online Voting

    Technology and online voting experts talked about security concerns in the implementation of online voting technology in the political process. Topics included security, privacy, and…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Voting Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference just one day after his announcement that he was stepping down from his…

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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm…

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    Voting Rights and Election Law

    Legal experts talked about the impact of new election laws on voting rights. They discussed attempts in Florida to “purge” voter rolls of suspected non-citizens, federal…

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    LBJ's Great Society and the Voting Rights Act

    Nicole Austin-Hillery and Hans con Spakovsky talked about the Voting Rights Act, which President Johnson signed the act into law on August 6, 1965. Other topics included state voter…

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    Young Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Ashley Spillane talked about Rock the Vote’s campaign to sign up young voters for the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included the group’s revamped mission and Web site, its…

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    Chris McDaniel Primary Night Speech

    Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel spoke to supporters following the Mississippi Republican primary runoff election. He was running against incumbent Senator Thad…

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    Hispanic Voters

    Michelle Diggles talked about a report by Third Way that found both Democrats and Republicans failed to understand priorities for the Hispanic community and needed to reassess how they…

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    Act of Voting

    Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the…

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    President Obama at National Action Network Convention

    President delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention in New York City. He focused on voting rights.

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    Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting. He urged attendees to work together to allow ex-convicts to regain the right to…

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    Felons and Voting Rights

    Myrna Perez talked about Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to to states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting after being released from prison. permanently reform…

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    Youth Voter Issues in 2014

    Matthew Segal talked about the reaction of young voters to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. He focused on the issues that polls have shown are most important to…

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    Presidential Commission on Election Administration Findings

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration discussed the report they had just presented to President Obama, The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations…

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    Election Voting Reforms

    President Obama made a statement before meeting with members of the Presidential Election Commission he created in 2013 to decrease voting delays and make the process more efficient.

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    Vice President Biden Remarks at Martin Luther King Day Breakfast

    The National Action Network held its fourth annual Washington, D.C., breakfast in honor of the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Mayflower Renaissance…

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    Changes in Voting Laws

    Trevor Burrus talked about the impact of changes in voting laws on the ability of American citizens to vote. These changes included the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in…

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