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D.C. Election Performance Index Still Poor, But Improving

D.C.’s election performance is still fairly poor compared with other states, but is improving, according to recently released data from The Pew Charitable Trust.


D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser has won the Democratic primary for mayor. (Photo from Muriel Bowser)

Muriel Bowser Defeats Vincent Gray in D.C. Mayoral Primary

Muriel Bowser has won the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray’s campaign four years ago.


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Mayor Gray’s Playground Event Site Doubles As Early Voting Site

Mayor Vincent Gray will cut the ribbon on a new playground that happens to be located at an early voting site.


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Primaries Offer 1st Major Test of Voter ID Laws

In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges.


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Judge Deciding If AG Race Will Be Voted on April 1

A District of Columbia judge is deciding whether to require elections officials to print the attorney general race on the April 1 primary ballot despite the fact the D.C. Council has voted to postpone the race.


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Saturday Voting Proposed In Maryland

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing to expand early voting to open all polls on the Saturday before Election Day.


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Poll: Obama’s Approval Ratings Among Hispanics Declines 23 Percent

Approval ratings for President Barack Obama among Hispanics have declined by 23 percentage points inside of one year’s time.


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Poll: Voter Registration Lags Behind For Traditionally Democratic Demographics

A recent Gallup Poll indicates that voter registration among Asians and Hispanics is lagging behind registration by blacks and whites in America.


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Nominee Voting Open For 40th Annual “People’s Choice Awards”

The only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, “People’s Choice Awards”, has announced that voting is now open for the 40th annual award show.


Janette Dunder of Alexandria, Virginia, demonstrates against Congress and lawmakers' inability to pass a budget outside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Experts Skeptical A Third Party Will Rise To Challenge Dems, GOP

A recent poll indicates that the shutdown in particular has left the majority of people in the United States wishing for a third political party. But is that the answer to the problem of politics as usual?