States re-examine early and absentee vote laws

Published:  Feb 12, 2013

by Karyn Bruggeman

During the 2012 general election, 36 states offered some kind of early or no-excuse absentee voting, and it is estimated that over a quarter of voters nationwide cast their ballots ahead of Election Day.  As states across the country reflect on the impact of these programs, a handful have proposed making changes to these laws heading into 2014.

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Changing demographics in Georgia could give Democrats a chance in the deep south

Published:  Feb 11, 2013

by Tom Anstrom

Georgia’s growing diversity could eventually allow Democrats to turn this bright red, deep south state into a new battleground like Virginia and North Carolina.

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The Friday Five – February 8, 2013

Published:  Feb 08, 2013

by Atlas Staff

The Atlas Project political team combs through the news every day to bring the latest relevant headlines to progressive activists in the field. Now, we bring you five political stories that made us laugh.

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2014 U.S. Senate Races: A First Look

Published:  Feb 07, 2013

by Tom Anstrom

There will be 35 U.S. Senate races on the ballot in November 2014, including two special elections. While Democrats currently hold a 53 to 45 edge in the Senate, 21 of the seats that are up next year are held by Democrats, including a number of seats in conservative states.

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2014 Gubernatorial Races: A First Look

Published:  Feb 06, 2013

by Adam Cohn

In 2014, 36 states will hold governor’s races. The unpopularity of Republican governors elected during the 2010 wave gives Democrats pick up opportunities in states including Florida, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and even South Carolina.

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