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Posted on: Feb 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

When the presidency can be won by 527 votes in a nation of 300 million, something needs to be changed. Around the country, people are working to fix a wounded electoral system.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The year 2002 may go down in political history for the crass way Democrats and Republicans alike use "redistricting" rules to protect their power and disenfranchise voters.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Once the census data is provided to states this month, states will begin to redraw legislative districts to ensure they are equal in population. Lawyers love redistricting -- unscrupulous legislators generate tons of litigation -- but the practice rips voters off.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Congress quickly responded with legislation to set clear standards and assist states in efforts to modernize voting equipment and procedures after the Presidential election. But the level of funding proposed by most bills would fail to effect any real change.