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1. Voter Turnout. Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_turnout)

2. What Can Be Done About Long Lines at Polling Places? Hart Interactive. (www.hartic.com/files/LongLinesWhitePaper.pdf)

3. Access to Democracy: Identifying Obstacles Hindering the Right to Vote. Women's Voices. Women Vote. 15 April 2009. (www.voterparticipation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/WVWV-Access-to-Democracy-Report1.pdf)

4. ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures. People for the American Way. (www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-state-legislatures)

5. ALEC's Voter ID Laws Work to Overturn Hundreds of Years of Progressive Moves to Broaden Democracy. Leo Gerard. AlterNet. 7 May 2012. (www.alternet.org/story/155307/alec's_voter_id_laws_work_to_overturn_hundreds_of_years_of_progressive_moves_to_broaden_democracy)

6. Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America. Report of the NAACP. (www.naacpldf.org/files/publications/Defending%20Democracy%2012-5-11.pdf)

7. Greg Allen. In Florida, Registering Voters a Whole New Game. National Public Radio. 26 August 2012. (www.npr.org/2012/05/14/152517589/in-florida-registering-voters-a-whole-new-game)

8. Voter Suppression: Purging Voter Rolls. Wikipedia. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_suppression#Purging_voter_rolls)

9. Myrna Perez. Voter Purges. Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law. 30 September 2008. (www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/voter_purges)

10. Brendan Fischer. WI GOP Legislators Call for Voter Purge, Fewer Voter Registrations. Center for Media and Democracy. 23 July 2012. (www.prwatch.org/news/2012/07/11660/wi-gop-legislators-call-voter-purge-fewer-voter-registrations)

11. The Truth About Fraud. Brennan Center for justice, New York University School of Law. (www.truthaboutfraud.org/)

12. Amy Goodman. Obstacles to Voting Return. The Spokesman-Review. 24 August 2012. *(www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/aug/24/amy-goodman-obstacles-to-voting-return/)

13. Ari Berman. The GOP War on Voting. Rolling Stone. 30 August 2011. (www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-gop-war-on-voting-20110830))

14. Voters Say Election Full of Misleading and False Information. World Public Opinion. 9 December 2010. (www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/brunitedstatescanadara/671.php)

15. Kathleen Bawn, et al. A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics. (masket.net/Theory_of_Parties.pdf)

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Sure the debates are a lie. But the whole process ... by B. Sidney Smith on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:52:45 AM
And the reason is simple.Some very knowledgeable p... by BFalcon on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 8:03:42 PM
It matters very much. To them. Owning a politician... by B. Sidney Smith on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:08:08 PM
Whether bought or not, makes a difference, then I ... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 3:26:20 AM
It may be you who are doing the buying.... by Jim Burgardt on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 3:35:44 PM
Let me first tackle "whenever members of Cong... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:23:07 PM
Actually America is not a democratic government, ... by Kansas Bright on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 7:39:35 PM
That you mixed up things. The fact that the allegi... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:44:34 PM
... are throwing tons of money at specific ca... by Jim Burgardt on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 2:13:43 PM
to what they say, at least not most of it. I watch... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:29:52 PM
Actually both of those candidates are scary. Both ... by Kansas Bright on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 7:47:01 PM
And I rarely find somebody who didn't vote for one... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:51:12 PM
Both parties are the same-by that I mean they have... by Deborah Dills on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:48:39 AM
First Democrats and Republicans are not the same. ... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:09:48 AM
The biggest reason most do not vote is because the... by Kansas Bright on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 2:00:47 PM
Please cite one authoritative source that backs up... by Jim Burgardt on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 11:34:53 PM
..so why vote? Too many people just vote & don... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 12:39:09 PM
I to will not vote.    I heard abo... by Stephen Zimmett on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 2:44:59 PM
I'm sorry, but if you don't vote, you don't count.... by Jim Burgardt on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 11:50:27 PM
I disagree whole heartily.Let me give an example. ... by Tony Orlando on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 8:05:33 AM
In my post, I addressed only the lesser of two ev... by Jim Burgardt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 4:29:22 PM
Hhi, Darren. Back again.  I have  check... by Jim Burgardt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 12:01:22 AM
The govt does as it pleases & we have to bow t... by Darren Wolfe on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 5:50:24 AM
I didn't come here to debate anarchy versus a rep... by Jim Burgardt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 7:30:45 PM
Just amusement.  Don't let the facts get in t... by Darren Wolfe on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 8:32:15 PM
I will vote!  I am a Progressive Democrat liv... by Mary Pitt on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 1:22:43 PM
Voting helps perpetuate an evil system. Don't enab... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 3:31:56 PM
Made me think of a great Ted Rall cartoon.http://w... by B. Sidney Smith on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 7:53:42 PM
Yeah, lets not change the way we vote, and lets no... by Kansas Bright on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:00:49 PM
Good and evil are not absolutes.  If not voti... by Jim Burgardt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 12:54:22 AM
Statement:  .. in the 2008 election, 80% of t... by Jim Burgardt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:33:24 AM
That vote is yours and yours alone.  Nobody h... by Jim Burgardt on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 10:54:36 PM
The most important point Mr. Smith has made is to ... by Tony Bartoletti on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 7:05:02 PM
I really am an old-fashioned patriot. I like the C... by B. Sidney Smith on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 7:46:24 PM
You can fight to get our elections low tech, refus... by Kansas Bright on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:04:33 PM
I agree that being able to trust the ballot count ... by B. Sidney Smith on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:18:03 PM
That no fraud is possible in low tech elections.... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 9:00:02 PM
There were usually party bosses standing outside t... by Mary Pitt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 10:39:20 AM
I also believe that, if anything, we have better e... by BFalcon on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 8:46:20 PM
Did 8 years of bush and the repubs teach you nothi... by Lynne Kringler on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:48:33 AM
About not voting. Voting we have to, no Republica... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:15:59 AM
I know that you are going to vote and how. I am do... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:59:18 PM
Good comments!  You get no argument from me.&... by Jim Burgardt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:00:51 AM
Just a reminder that the short quiz at http://www.... by June Genis on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:30:34 AM
Thank you June. I think this is the most important... by B. Sidney Smith on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 10:50:19 AM
I'll bite on this hook. Yes, almost every civiliza... by Tony Orlando on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:49:50 AM
Watch the video on youtube called "Government Exp... by Tony Orlando on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:53:58 AM
That's what life is all about: you accept what you... by Mary Pitt on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 10:49:57 AM
Keep dreaming that voting is in some way telling t... by Darren Wolfe on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 6:42:26 PM