Voices

VOICES: Right-wing attempts to shorten early voting period are aimed at progressive base

June 17, 2011 - By Cristina Francisco-McGuire, Progressive States NetworkThe 2008 early vote proved beneficial to progressives, with self-identified Democrats making up a disproportionate share of the early vote. Barack Obama's success in engaging the Democratic base and, in particular, targeting early voters was especially evident in the fact that, though 80% of first-time early