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Wyoming Democrats: Do not cross over and vote GOP on primary

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Democratic Party leadership discouraged registered Democrats from voting in the Aug. 19 Republican primary, saying moderates in the GOP need to stand up to the extreme right wing on their own.

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Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

June 10, 2014 7:09 amLoading…
Tester, Walsh back Indian voting rights bill

Tester, Walsh back Indian voting rights bill

HELENA — U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh said Thursday they are supporting a bill to better protect voting rights across Indian country.

May 22, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

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Wyoming lawmakers weigh giving nonviolent felons right to vote

RAWLINS, Wyo. – The Wyoming Joint Judiciary Interim Committee wants to consider automatically restoring voting rights to nonviolent felons after their incarceration or probation ends.

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Judge: Montana Indian voting case can proceed

A voting rights lawsuit from members of three American Indian tribes in Montana will go forward after a federal judge rejected attempts by state and county officials to dismiss the case.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A nuclear end to Senate's era of denial

WASHINGTON — Those who lament the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters for presidential nominations say the move will escalate partisan warfare and destroy what comity is left in Congress. Some also charge hypocrisy, since Democrats once opposed the very step they took last week.

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's enduring JFK fascination

WASHINGTON — It’s not about him. It’s about us.

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E.J. Dionne: Professor Clinton explains far right politics

DALE CITY, Va. — Bill Clinton, the nation’s politician in chief, is on a roll on behalf of his friend Terry McAuliffe, the front-runner in Tuesday’s election for governor of Virginia.

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Pretext of voter fraud claims is fraud

Hardly anyone noticed last spring when Jon Husted, the Republican secretary of state in Ohio, issued a report on the 2012 election. Out of 5.63 million ballots cast in that state, he identified 135 possible cases of voter fraud.

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Guest opinion: Voting access should extend to all Americans

The ability to vote is one of the most basic rights every American citizen can claim as their own. It is one, through years of protest and activism, that has become not only a hallmark of democracy, but of equality. The right to vote, and the ability to do so, represents the most basic eleme…

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Gazette opinion: September best time to register for Nov. 5 elections

If you want a ballot mailed to you for the Nov. 5 Billings city and school elections, you must be registered by Oct. 7.

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Fighting again for inherent voting rights

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Fighting again for inherent voting rights

Cokie’s mother, Lindy Claiborne Boggs, was born on a plantation in the segregated South before women could vote. When she died in July at 97, Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated “her legacy as a champion of women’s and civil rights that will continue to inspire generations to come.”

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George F. Will: Detroit's death by democracy started with auto unions

DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the …

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E.J. Dionne: Holder fighting back on voting rights restrictions

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder has opened what will be an epic battle over whether our country will remain committed to equal rights at the ballot box. In a display of egregious judicial activism in late June, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Right…

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Wyoming legislative committee strikes voter ID proposal

LANDER — A group of lawmakers given the task of studying and potentially proposing a bill to require Wyoming voters show identification at polling places decided not to pursue the matter Tuesday.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Billings voted, our 11,000 school kids won

Tuesday was a great day for Billings. A record number of voters participated in school elections and strong majorities approved levies to hire needed more K-6 teachers and to start providing educational technology for K-8 students.

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Appeals court rules that Indian voting lawsuit can go on

HELENA — An appellate court has ruled a lawsuit seeking satellite voting offices on three Montana reservations can go on.

February 22, 2013 5:47 amLoading…

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Voting reform would end a national disgrace

''Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides."

February 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
To vote absentee, re-register now

To vote absentee, re-register now

For the last primary election, several thousand Yellowstone County voters who expected absentee ballots in the mail received nothing. The omission wasn’t by mistake.

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Guest opinion: Lincoln, Reconstruction and today's Supreme Court

Could a film alter the course of Supreme Court history?

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