Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's retirement crisis, the low-wage economy, 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: Oct 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A court (finally) releases a report on Sequoia voting machines used in New Jersey and five other states detailing security flaws.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

McClatchy Newspapers is reporting that ACORN offices have been vandalized and workers threatened after McCain attacking the group in the last debate.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The US Supreme Court has sided with the Ohio Secretary of State in a dispute affecting 200,000-plus voter registrations

Posted on: Oct 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Ohio's GOP says there will be no challenges of voters this year. But Democrats point to actions suggesting otherwise.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In 2004, right wingers in Ohio sued ACORN under racketeering laws and were forced to withdraw their suit. On Wednesday, history repeated itself.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Mistakes in big voter registration drives are inevitable, even in Republican campaigns.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A poll at 7-11 convenience stores shows Obama at 59.68 percent and McCain at 40.32 percent.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Gene Fischer, a Republican Sheriff in Greene County, Ohio, is demanding new voters produce ID outside of the voting process.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If the November vote is close, key swing states that have been illegally rejecting voters could become recount battlegrounds like Florida.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Republicans in Montana say they will not challenge 6,000 likely Democratic voters' right to vote.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As Democrats sense victory in November, they are betting a record turnout will overcome partisan interference with the vote count.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A test in Santa Fe County finds and fixes an error that could have cost Democrats thousands of votes.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Montana GOP targets likely Democratic voters in university towns and on Native American reservations.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In Columbus, organizers ferry likely Democratic voters to the polls while no comparable GOP effort is seen.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama says why a Wall Street bailout is necessary, but calls for raising the FDIC insurance to $250,000 per account.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Interviews with supporters at a McCain-Palin presidential rally in Ohio share their heartfelt reasons for embracing the vice presidential candidate.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected the Ohio GOP's effort to slow Obama's early voting drive.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new online video blames Dems and Obama for Wall Street's excesses.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Is there a method to the so-called maverick's madness?

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Alabama Democratic Party is planning to sue Alabama's Republican secretary of state.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The RNC calls ACORN "quasi-criminal" after finding two questionable voter applications in rural Florida.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A Republican computer data security expert tells how cyber-partisans could have stolen the 2004 election.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Frustration over the VA’s efforts to block voter registration drives throughout 2008 prompts congressional action.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama sums up his economic reform proposals in TV ad that has more details than sniping.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's decision will help to monitor voting and the vote count in the battleground state's swing counties.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Federal Reserve says taxpayers are protected, but no one knows who will pay for another Wall Street bailout.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama says the GOP is continuing a historic pattern to thwart Democratic voters, while the GOP says Obama's suit is based on a false media report.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Despite a new policy, the Department of Veterans Affairs is still blocking voter registration efforts.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A politically timed lawsuit by the state’s Republican attorney general may create chaos at polling places on Nov. 4.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Reports say the feds will help sell Lehman Brothers, an investment banking firm.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Comparisons by new statewide databases generates mistakes possibly affecting thousands of voters.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With Senate pressure looming, Veterans Affairs issues a new policy after barring voter drives for most of the 2008 voter registration season.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Will cops crack down on election observers in November?

Posted on: Sep 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The GOP trots out Dem backstabber Joe Lieberman for a keynote at their lackluster convention.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Hillary to cast nominating vote for Barack.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In a speech to a roaring crowd at the DNC, Hillary Clinton gave full support to Barack Obama, promising to fight for health care and the environment.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Democrat Jennifer Brunner says the voting system will be more streamlined.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Michelle Obama gives an inspiring and intimate introduction to her family's all-American success story. <i>And:</i> Ted Kennedy passes the torch.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Party leaders cite reasons to be bullish for November.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The former Alabama governor says Congress must hold Rove accountable for refusing to testify about political prosecutions and attorney firings.

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