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New Guilty Plea Sheds More Light On Shadow Campaign That Helped Gray

The guilty plea entered by campaign operative Vernon Hawkins this week is helping shed more light on the $653,000 shadow campaign that helped Mayor Vince Gray get elected in 2010.

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Gansler Says Brown Relying On Race To Get Elected To Maryland's Top Office

In a recording of a speech to campaign volunteers, Maryland Attorney General and likely gubernatorial contender Doug Gansler said Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown—who is African American—is relying on the color of his skin to get elected.

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Dan Balz: "Collision 2012: Obama Vs. Romney And The Future Of Elections In America" (Rebroadcast)

Behind the scenes of the 2012 presidential race and how the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could shape future American elections.

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Online Ballots In The Works For Active Duty Military

A Joint Commission on Technology and Science panel has recommended online voting for military service members, citing problems with using the postal service to get ballots for local elections.

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Dan Balz: "Collision 2012: Obama Vs. Romney And The Future Of Elections In America"

Behind the scenes of the 2012 presidential race and how the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could shape future American elections.

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Training For Third-Party Voter Registration Groups In Virginia Required

Anyone registering voters in Virginia will now be required to receive proper training.

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Virginia Democrats Prepare To Choose Candidate For Lieutenant Governor

Whomever Virginia Democrats choose tomorrow to be their candidate for lieutenant governor will face off against Republican E.W. Jackson and possibly run for governor in 2017.

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Maryland Appeals Court Affirms Verdict In Robocalls

Maryland's second highest court affirmed the verdict in the election fraud trial that prosecutors say was aimed at keeping black voters from the polls.

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Boosting Voter Turnout in Local Elections

All too often, city officials are elected with only 10 or 20 percent of registered voters participating. We look at efforts in Takoma Park and elsewhere to boost voter turnout for local races.

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Olympia Snowe: "Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix The Stalemate In Congress" (Rebroadcast)

When Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican, announced she would not seek re-election in 2012, she spoke of her frustration with political polarization. Now, in a new book, she lays out how lawmakers can find common ground.

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