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Latino voters overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton

Jump In Florida, Nevada Early Voting Could Reap Latino Gains For Clinton

In Florida, the Clinton campaign estimates early Latino voting is up 139 percent, or more than twice as much, compared to 2012. Will early voting give the Clinton campaign an edge going into Election Day?

November 7, 2016
Minority voters

Democrats Have Early Voting Edge, Despite GOP Voter Suppression Tactics

While that high voter turnout pattern appears to favor Hillary Clinton, suppression tactics from Republicans and local intimidation antics by Donald Trump supporters are still unfolding, adding angst and muddying the election’s last phase.

November 4, 2016
Republicans attempted to limit voting in North Carolina

How Republicans Lobbied To Limit Voting Hours In North Carolina

In emails, state and county Republican officials lobbied members of at least 17 county election boards to keep early-voting sites open for shorter hours on weekends and in evenings – times that usually see higher turnout by Democratic voters.

November 3, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Clinton Enjoys Solid Lead In Early Voting

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 15 percentage points among early voters surveyed in the past two weeks, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll.

October 29, 2016
Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway (L) and Paul Manafort, staff of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speak during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Campaign Manager Acknowledges: ‘We Are Behind’

For the first time, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway admits that Donald Trump is behind and lagging behind Hillary Clinton in the polls.

October 23, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

Supporters of voting rights say partisan politics drives objections to early voting — which can particularly boost voting among minorities, a constituency that tends to vote Democratic.

September 23, 2016

#EndorseThis: Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Concerns About Voter Suppression: ‘Every African American I Know Has An ID’

It wouldn’t be The O’Reilly Factor without some additional misinformation thrown in.

September 14, 2016
voting sign

Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015

In Georgia’s U.S. Senate Race, It’s All About…Race

Can black voters save the Senate for Democrats?

November 3, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Burke’s Brutal Closing Argument

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 31, 2014
Voting provisional ballot

Early Voting Is Changing Election Day, Campaign Dynamics

Could this evolving trend save Democrats in November?

October 1, 2014

The GOP’s Fear Of Higher Voter Turnout

It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. Yet, New Jersey governor Chris Christie last week slammed efforts to simplify voter registration. Referring to Illinois joining other states — including many Republican-led ones […]

September 5, 2014