Pages tagged "Author elizabeth hudler"


Pakistan - Peaceful Transitions but Winner-Take-All Failure

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on May 24, 2013

Pakistan experiences a peaceful transition of political power, but its winner-take-all system threatens the country's democratic development.

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Who Needs to Fix That? We Do.

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on January 07, 2013

When President Barack Obama paused in his victory speech, thanking voters for waiting in long lines to vote but noting 'we have to fix that', one might have assumed that reform would come from the top.

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Not Helping America Vote: The Plight of the Un-filled Election Assistance Commission

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on December 20, 2012

Creating an active EAC is a simple positive step – and one that happens to be the law. Reform should be about systemic, enduring solutions, not just shorter lines. #wehavetofixthat

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Pledge to Stand with Voters: A New FairVote Initiative

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on November 08, 2012

With our pledge to Stand with Voters FairVote asserts that it's time to fight for democratic principle over partisan politicking. Promoting and protecting our representative democracy is far more important than seeking short-term advantage in electoral rules.

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From the Mouth of the President to the Ears of the People: We Have to Fix That

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on November 08, 2012

  As was expected, problems at the polls abounded on November 6, nationwide. While glitches were reported across the country, voter-rights watchers paid particular attention to the swing states, where obstacles to ballot access in the form of registration ambiguities, voting-day misinformation, voter suppression tactics, and long, exhausting (and cold!) lines had potential to lower turnout and affect outcomes. President Barack Obama in his acceptance speechTuesday night, thanked people for waiting in those lines --- and then added, “By the way, we have to fix that.”  

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