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    New American Majority

    Political strategists and campaign consultants spoke at the annual Netroots Nation Conference about engaging minority voters and encouraging progressives to run for office.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should felons be banned from voting for life?” Jim Nolan, speaking by phone, talked about Virginia Governor Terry…

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    Democratic National Committee Email Hack

    Eli Dourado talked about the security of U.S. voting systems and the investigation into Russia’s purported role in the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email system.

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    National Urban League, Afternoon Session

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and others delivered remarks on voting rights. They criticized recent voter ID laws and but stressed the importance of…

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    Latino Voters and Campaign 2016

    Representatives and political strategists from the group Diles que Voten (Tell Them to Vote) held a press conference to launch a campaign aimed at engaging and mobilizing Latino voters.…

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    State Voter Identification Laws

    Jennifer Clark talked about efforts in some states to impose tighter voter identification requirements. He also discussed cutbacks on early voting and same-day registration, as well as…

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    Voter Education and Turnout

    A coalition of religious organizations announced a new program designed to increase voter turnout in the November 2016 election and raise awareness of racial justice.

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    North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory

    A three-judge panel on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard a case challenging North Carolina’s voting restrictions as discriminatory. The law requires voters to…

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    Voters and Campaign 2016

    Alan Abramowitz talked about what compels voters to support the candidate of their choice and his belief that voters tend to vote against the opposing party rather than for their own party.…

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    Independent Women's Forum Annual Summit, 2016 Election Panel

    Panelists discussed women voters and the 2016 presidential campaigns. The panelists included former speechwriters for first lady Nancy Reagan and President George W. Bush. Sabrina Schaeffer moderated the discussion.…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) talked about the launch of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, which aims to strike down voter ID laws in states and pressure Congress to update the…

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    Eric Holder on Voting Rights

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about voting rights, saying that measures taken against voter fraud were unnecessary and cumbersome. He talked about the advantages of laws to automatically register eligible citizens…

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    Automatic Voter Registration

    Panelists talked about automatic voter registration laws enacted in Oregon, California, Vermont, and West Virginia where eligible citizens are automatically registered to vote when obtaining a driver’s license.…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “Should there be a test to ‘weed out’ ignorant voters?”

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is voting an obligation?”

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    Book Discussion on The Fight to Vote

    Michael Waldman talked about his book The Fight to Vote, in which he provides a history of voting rights in the United States, from the initial debates between the Founding Fathers to…

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    Democracy, Elections, and the Vote

    Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Pildes talked about the evolution of the democratic process and the establishment of a bipartisan system in the United States. They started with the earliest…

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    Electoral Reform and Campaign 2016

    Krist Novoselic talked about his work as chair of FairVote, an organization that advocates for a variety of electoral reforms. He also spoke briefly about the legacy of musical artist…

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    Lower the Vote, Raise America

    Lower the Vote, Raise America was one of the second-prize high school east division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Joanne Ha and Sarina Matson, tenth graders at…

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    Online Voting in Utah

    Byron Tau reported by telephone s on the online voting experiment in the 2016 Utah Republican presidential caucuses. He talked about the procedures and previous experiments with online…

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