A federal appeals court in Washington Thursday struck down the Texas voter ID law requiring photos for voters at the polls, calling it racially discriminatory.
The voter identification law is on trial Monday. Justice dept. says it keeps minorities from voting. Does it add up?
South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.
Martin Luther King III and Amb. Andrew Young discuss their efforts to make voting more accessible to Americans.
The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are engaged in a fierce battle in Ohio, knowing full well that it is one of the critical battleground states that could determine who wins in November.
Viviette Applewhite, a 93-year-old African-American woman from Philadelphia, suddenly cannot vote. Although she once marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for the right to do so, and has dutifully cast a ballot for five decades, in this election year she may be denied this basic right. Under Pennsylvania's new voter ID law, Applewhite is no longer considered eligible.
Congressional Republicans told a top Justice official Thursday his department is wrong to fight state voter ID laws and that the government needs to do more to ensure people serving abroad in the military are able to vote.
Christiane Amanpour asks if Enrique Peña Nieto can save Mexico.
The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election announced Thursday that he was filing a legal challenge to invalidate the vote.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department blocked a proposed Texas voter identification law because it would "be harmful to minority voters."
Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) on Texas looking to require voters to present photo ID at polls.
More than a week after Mexico's presidential election, the candidate who authorities describe as the runner-up said a partial recount was not enough to erase his doubts about the vote.
Mexican officials say Pena Nieto is not official president until the country's electoral tribunal ratifies the results.
An official tally of Mexico's presidential election returns -- including individual recounts for more than half the ballots -- confirmed Enrique Peña Nieto as the winner of the election.
The executive secretary of Mexico's Federal Election Institute said Wednesday that 54.5% of the ballot boxes from last weekend's presidential election will be opened and the individual ballots inside will be recounted.
El ex senador demócrata dice que él es responsable por los errores cometidos.
The jury in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards spent more than 50 hours deliberating six counts stemming from allegations that he accepted illegal campaign contributions, falsified documents and conspired to receive and conceal the contributions.
The jury in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is deliberating six counts stemming from allegations that he accepted illegal campaign contributions, falsified documents and conspired to receive and conceal the contributions. The maximum sentence if convicted on all six counts would be 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.
When Americans salute the nation's military at ball games, in airports and in churches nationwide, we do so with a sense of pride for those who are putting their lives on the line for the tremendous freedoms we enjoy.
Anti-corruption groups vow to field an army of volunteer monitors at Russian polling stations. CNN's Phil Black reports.
In an outrageous recent fundraising letter the Democratic National Committee solicited funds from the party faithful on the grounds that the DNC was the last remaining bulwark against a series of anti-election-fraud initiatives "in more than 40 states."
The Department of Justice on Friday deemed South Carolina's new law requiring voters to present a state or federal photo ID "legally unenforceable," arguing that it could be discriminatory against minorities in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Today millions of people will go to the polls to vote in state and local elections. As they cast their ballot, they cast a vote for the most treasured aspect of our democracy. The voting booth is the one place where we are all equal -- all Americans are able to have an equal voice in determining the shape of our government.
The Afghan election commission on Sunday expelled nine lawmakers who faced election fraud allegations.
Cameroon's main opposition party would support young people if they stage protests against the government, the party's secretary general told CNN Wednesday in the latest indication of budding political unrest in the country.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered Saturday to end a political standoff and move up the inauguration of parliament after hours of heated debate among the country's lawmakers, officials said.
Election Day will be consequential, perhaps a nail biter. Senate control may turn on a fistful of ballots in key states. Millions of Americans will be reminded again of their ramshackle election system. Lines are long, registration lists are error-filled, machines break down, and puzzled poll workers offer little help.
Professors find out how easy it is to hack internet voting systems. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.
One American president's legitimacy was questioned because he was accused of wearing women's underwear.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy defends his labor minister from allegations of illegal campaign contributions.
On Sunday we commemorate the courage and sacrifice of 600 men and women who dared 45 years ago to take the first steps in a 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital, Montgomery, for the right to vote. That day, Sunday, March 7, 1965, would come to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sent a scathing letter to troubled lender CIT on Monday, calling its restructuring plan "a bad-faith attempt to buy votes."
Former U.N. deputy special representative in Afghanistan Peter Galbraith talks to Christiane Amanpour about election fraud.
The top United Nations official in Afghanistan on Sunday defended himself against allegations that he has been wary to publicly address problems in the country's recent presidential election.
ACORN filed suit Wednesday in Baltimore, Maryland, against two filmmakers who secretly recorded videos embarrassing to the agency, claiming the pair violated state law by recording their conversations without permission of the employees involved.
CNN's Jessica Yellin reports on the latest controversy engulfing ACORN.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that he backs a recommendation from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to boost American troop levels in the embattled Islamic nation.
Speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses the McChrystal report.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday warned Western observers not to "delegitimize" the results of his country's presidential election, which has been marred by allegations of fraud.
Afghan presidential election results from five polling stations were declared invalid by the Electoral Complaints Commission on Thursday because of fraud.
Heavy fraud leads to votes being thrown out in the Afghan presidential elections. CNN's Atia Abawi reports
Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission on Tuesday ordered a partial recount of the ballots in the August 20 presidential election.
Increasingly credible allegations of vote fraud were the topic of conversation Monday night for a meeting between U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, senior State Department officials said.
David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for New Mexico, is a cautionary tale for young Hispanics who think the road to political power leads through the Republican Party.
The number of voter fraud complaints in the Afghan vote more than doubled Sunday, with election officials saying they have now deemed 567 of them serious enough to affect the outcome of last week's race.
Iran's supreme leader on Friday rejected opposition claims that last week's presidential elections were rigged, describing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's win as "definitive" and demanding an end to days of protests.
CNN's Anna Coren talks to Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed victory.
International flights to and from Thailand's capital are gradually resuming after week-long anti-government demonstrations at Bangkok airports paralyzed the country and stranded thousands of tourists.
A passenger jet will take off from Bangkok's main airport Thursday, the first flight to depart after the end of a weeklong siege by government protesters, an airport official told CNN Wednesday.
The Roman Catholic Church is cutting off funds to the community organizing group ACORN, citing complaints over its voter registration drives in the November 4 election as part of the reason.
Community organization ACORN is fighting back after allegations that it is trying to register voters fraudulently and to swing the presidential election for Democrat Barack Obama.
Carol Costello reports on the vilification of ACORN and whether it's fair.
CNN's Abbie Boudreau looks into allegations of voter suppression and "purges."
Georgia must allow thousands of people whose citizenship was questioned by the state's new voter verification system to vote in the upcoming election, a panel of federal judges ruled Monday.
Our nation's economic foundation is crumbling like sand beneath our feet. Middle-class families are losing their jobs, homes, savings accounts and college funds.
Under FBI investigation, with about a dozen active and open state investigations for accusations of voter registration fraud, ACORN has got some explaining to do. And now even The New York Times has chastised the organization for "vastly overstating" its voter registration numbers.
People don't go to the Sci Fi Channel for its political coverage. They'd rather watch an "X-Files" rerun.
CNN's Jim Acosta speaks with a former Republican political operative who served time for election day dirty politics.
Allen Raymond is living proof that political dirty tricksters do exist.
Chris Lawrence speaks with one of the few sent to jail for voter registration fraud.
The Web site of the Ohio secretary of state was back up and running Tuesday, a day after officials pulled the site partially offline when it was hacked by unknown outsiders.
The Obama campaign announced Friday that it is asking Attorney General Michael Mukasey to turn over any investigations of voter fraud or voter suppression to Special Prosecutor Nora Dannehy.
CNN's Drew Griffin discusses the latest attacks on ACORN's voter registration efforts.
Thousands of bogus voter registrations filed by ACORN have turned up in Indiana. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
More than 2,000 voter registration forms filed in northern Indiana's Lake County by a liberal activist group this week have turned out to be bogus, election officials said Thursday.
Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states
Thai demonstrators have called for a general strike Wednesday, as state media reported the ruling by Thailand's election commission that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's People's Power Party should be dissolved for allegedly trying to buy votes.
The Guardian says it has proof that President Robert Mugabe rigged Zimbabwe's June runoff. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports
South African President Thabo Mbeki met Saturday with Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and members of a breakaway opposition faction, the South African Foreign Affairs Department said.
Soldiers stood guard Thursday but Mongolia's capital was quiet on the second day of a state of emergency called after at least five people died in rioting sparked by allegations of election fraud
CNN's Kelli Arena explains the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could change voter guidelines in November.
The Supreme Court on Monday backed Indiana's law requiring voters to show photo identification, despite concerns thousands of elderly, poor and minority voters could be locked out of their right to cast ballots.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws
There are calls of fraud in Nepal's election of a constitutional assembly. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Opposition vows Zimbabwe election won't be stolen, CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
Armenian opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian appealed to his followers to go home Sunday to avoid the kind of violent clashes between police and protesters that left nine people dead over the weekend.
Protesting February's allegedly rigged presidential elections, demonstrators clash with police in Yerevan, Armenia.
Kenya's opposition leader Wednesday called off mass demonstrations that his supporters had threatened to hold the next day.
CNN's Zain Verjee in Pakistan has a report from Benazir Bhutto's party saying Pakistan officials plan to rig elections.
Who says the European Union is undemocratic? Its citizens will have the chance to vote for the design of the new two-euro coin
This year's presidential contest already has sparked massive voter interest in Iowa and New Hampshire, and for those of us who are embarrassed by America's low voter turnout the last few election cycles, it is something wonderful to watch.
Mary-Jo Criswell wants to vote in the November elections but is not sure if she will be able to, because of one barrier: She does not have government-issued photo identification.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's party won every available seat in a new parliament on Sunday after a flawed vote that the opposition said turned the clock back to totalitarian Soviet rule.
A Justice Department official has "clarified" Senate testimony regarding a Missouri voter-fraud case, saying the decision to seek voter registration fraud indictments shortly before an election was his and not that of career staff.
The Prime Minister overthrown in last year's coup and the leadership of his party are banned from politics for five years
The Justice Department plans to dispatch more than 800 federal observers and monitors to 20 states to protect voting rights in potentially troubled polling locations, officials announced Tuesday.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been declared president of Liberia following runoff elections, having received nearly 60 percent of the vote.
Iran's President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed to pursue a peaceful nuclear program and said Iran does not need the United States to make progress.
An official with Iran's Interior Ministry has accused Iran's Guardian Council of election fraud in the presidential runoff vote and said he was arrested when he objected to voting irregularities, Iran's official news agency reported.
In his first public statement since his landslide victory, Iran's President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he wants to create a "modern, advanced and Islamic" role model for the world.
The Ethiopian government has rejected a call by human rights groups for an investigation into "police violence" during post-election unrest that left at least 27 people dead.
Ethiopian security forces held a number of opposition leaders under house arrest Thursday, a day after police and troops fired into crowds killing at least 22 people in the country's worst bloodshed in four years.
The sound of explosions and gunfire boomed over Burundi's capital Friday in what the United Nations said was an attempt to disrupt the war-shattered country's first multiparty polls in 12 years.
After the 2000 U.S. elections there was much sniggering in Britain about vote challenges, hanging chads as the U.S. political system initially failed to throw up a clear winner. British parliamentarians laughed at the cartoon of two Martians alighting from a spaceship in New York and asking a traffic cop "Well, when can you take me to your leader?"
World leaders have stepped up pressure on Ukraine officials to review the results of the disputed presidential poll. Meanwhile, Russian authorities continued to support Ukraine officials.
Despite cold temperatures and blowing snow, large crowds have gathered in three Kiev locations, shouting and waving flags and signs to support opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko after what they claim was a fraudulent election.
Incumbent Hamid Karzai has been declared the winner of Afghanistan's first direct presidential election, the body organizing the vote has said.
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