Under the Voting Rights Act, any legal jurisdiction with at least 5 percent of its population speaking something other than English as a foreign language must provide ballots and voting support in that language, as well as English. But, whether intentionally or inadvertently, many jurisdictions are ignoring that requirement.
In the 2012 election, the Republican primary contest has shifted to Illinois. It's the latest state where voters are trying to choose from among the four, remaining mainstream Republican candidates, including Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
Newt Gingrich is committed to making sure Mitt Romney isn't the Republican nominee for president of the United States. But on Tuesday, he failed to win two states that many had said were crucial to his victory.
As Republicans and Democrats compete for support from Latino voters in November, Democrats are trying to use Republican opposition to the DREAM act as a way to pull Latinos to their side of the aisle.
Most Latinos in the US support the Dream Act to give young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. But the bill's languished in Congress.
Super Tuesday elections across 10 states have Republicans at the polls, choosing who they want to represent their party in this year's presidential election. While each candidate is expected to do well in at least one state, the eyes of the nation are on Ohio and Georgia.
Mitt Romney's gotten good news in the latest polls. His support is trending upward, buoyed by a series of a high profile endorsements. But Newt Gingrich is seeing an uptick in support as well, especially in southern states.
As Mitt Romney looks to consolidate his position in Arizona, and perhaps shore up support for the general election in a state that used to be solidly Republican but it slowly turning purple, he picked up a key endorsement from popular Gov. Jan Brewer.