Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's retirement crisis, democracy and voting rights, and campaigns and elections. He is the author of "Count My Vote: A Citizen's Guide to Voting" (AlterNet Books, 2008). subscribe to Steven Rosenfeld's feed

Posted on: Jan 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Will the DOJ investigate leaks in attacks on Voting Section employees and major voting rights decisions?

Posted on: Jan 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

State Supreme Court Issues Remarkable Ruling Against Corporate Speech

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The state's top election official used an address where he was not a legal resident.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If you live in a state where voting is becoming tougher, plan ahead to register, to get the right ID and to know where you can vote.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The GOP campaign to discredit the recall campaign ups the ante.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Behind reports of recall volunteers being harassed, effort crossed half-million signature mark on Thursday.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

President Obama is expected to sign a defense policy bill allowing the military to arrest and indefinitely hold terrorism suspects -- even Americans arrested on U.S. soil.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Roberts court may insert itself into partisan politics to a degree not seen since the 2000 Florida recount, which installed George W. Bush as president.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Some pro-business federal judges have shockingly approved a constitutional right for big companies to avoid revealing product dangers on labels.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Last-minute robo-calls in 2010 tried to discourage African-American vote

Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Obama stands by veto threat after contentious Senate debate.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The GOP has faced unexpected setbacks in the redistricting process.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Efforts rejected to restrict military detention to overseas.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Senate voted Tuesday to support a dangerous expansion of military authority.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Eyes now turn to the White House, where Obama threatened to veto bill.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How far should a constitutional amendment go to roll back corporate rights? And is it possible?

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The ACLU says its in the bill; Tea Partiers say it is not.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An early effort to beat back a GOP effort to suppress student voting

Posted on: Nov 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

One million low-income people register to vote in five states.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A hard lesson was learned in NYC over who has speech rights in America.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Court has issued yet another decision narrowing the options for campaigns and candidates to run for office without relying on the largesse of wealthy people and institutions.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A tide of new stricter state voter ID laws proposed by Republicans targets presumed Democratic voters.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

But the Minnesota Democrat's latest hurdle to a U.S. Senate seat might affect the GOP's senate candidate in Georgia's upcoming runoff election.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The ongoing Senate races in Minnesota and Georgia highlight America's disparate systems of voting and auditing the count.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Minnesota Public Radio's website has examples of the kinds of errors voters made when marking paper ballots.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A preliminary study of 2008 results finds more than a million fewer white voters than in 2004 and nearly 7 million new minority voters.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Voting machine issues and the confusion they caused compounded the delays faced by untold thousands of voters this fall.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With 40,000 ballots left to be counted, Democrat Mark Begich has pulled ahead of the incumbent Republican senator.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama issues rules to limit the ability of lobbyists who give his Transition Team advice to make money off it.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet

According to Reuters, the Democratic victory on Tuesday is boosting gun sales in parts of the country that are fearful of new gun control laws.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A report by the international election observers finds well-known problems, but approves of Tuesday's vote.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Some voters were not on precinct lists and got provisional ballots, which could cut into Obama's totals tonight.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As the 2008 election comes to close, swing states may find voting is needlessly complex -- and that is before any ballots are counted.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Late-breaking legal action on Monday could benefit John McCain if that state's vote is close.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A top GOP consultant will be deposed Monday about the capacities of Ohio Republicans to intercept and alter the 2004 vote count that re-elected Bush.