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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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SCOTUS gives green light to Ohio early vote

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an emergency appeal by Ohio Republicans on their decision to shut down early voting for the three days before the November elections.

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Court halts Pennsylvania voter ID law

Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court halted the state's new voter suppression law, ruling today that it not be enforced for the presidential election only five weeks away.

Lawmaker probes Florida Republican voter fraud

Rep. Elijah Cummings is spearheading the investigation of Republican Party voter registration fraud, even as the GOP continues to gush slogans of "voter integrity."

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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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Black clergy and labor unite against voter suppression

Reacting to Republican efforts to suppress voting, the African American community and the AFL-CIO are mounting a massive effort to promote balloting.

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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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