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House Democrats Ask GAO To Study Long Voting Lines In Florida, Virginia

Three congressional Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday to study the "underlying causes" that forced voters to wait in long lines at polling places around the country on Election Day last year.<p>Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia …

Oregon Weighs Own Gun Measures After Mall Shooting, Newtown

Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. The proposals include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales.<p>Opponents are lining up against the measures, but some gun control advocates say the proposals don't …

Tuning In and Paying Attention: Protecting Our Voting Rights From the States to the Supreme Court

Life is increasingly busy. People are spending more time working, traveling and trying to make ends meet in a rough economy. What better timing for policymakers to make seemingly innocuous changes to something as important as voting rights and slip them past a preoccupied electorate?<p>Unfortunately, …