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Labor mobilizes to save Voting Rights Act

Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Voter suppression scandal rocks Arizona

Unlike other Americans, Arizonans were not able to wake up the next morning to news of the state's election results.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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Latino voter numbers to rise 25 percent

The number of Latino voters will rise by 25 percent in the 2012 election, to 12.6 million, compared to 2008, and they'll hold the key votes in more states than ever before.

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Voter suppression billboards coming down

Billboards targeting African-American, Latino and low-income neighborhoods began coming down after the anonymous sponsor said it would not reveal its identity, Clear Channel, the billboards' owner said.

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Florida magnate threatens firings if Obama wins

Shades of 1896: A Florida-based time-share magnate is threatening to fire workers if a Democratic Party's presidential nominee wins the November election.

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Ohio GOP's early vote suppression drive defeated

Ohioans applaud the Supreme Court order that, in effect, upholds the decision that a ban on early voting in the last three days before the Nov. 6 election was unconstitutional.

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Defying obstruction, voting begins in Ohio

Crowds gathered at election boards early Tuesday morning, waiting for the doors to open on the first day of early voting in Ohio in the critical Nov. 6 presidential election.

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Ohio labor rallies for Obama

At the Ohio State AFL-CIO Convention delegates heard a continuous cascade of powerful appeals to fully mobilize labor behind the President in the all-important November election.

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On the streets in Charlotte: "Obama ... 4 more years!"

Uptown Charlotte is packed with people of every hue. They are natives of this sprawling city but also delegates and guests to the Democratic National Convention from every corner of the land.

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