Stories by Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America's democracy and voting rights. He is the author of several books on elections and the co-author of Who Controls Our Schools: How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and the Charter School Industry (AlterNet eBook, 2016). subscribe to Steven Rosenfeld's feed

Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

As City Hall hand tallies ballots, city attorneys are heading to court to seek refunds for defective products.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

NAACP officials in Georgia and Michigan report new voter ID laws stopped people from voting.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

In a half-dozen states voting today, civil rights activists and Democrats expect to see voter intimidation and suppression.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Attorneys and activists say taxpayers are due refunds for buying products that manufacturers knew were defective.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Civil rights attorneys say the DOJ has turned away from suing on behalf of minority voters that tend to support Democrats.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The Republican Party plans to continue a legal tactic that targets the right to vote of likely Democrats -- often minorities.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The House may regulate electronic voting this week, but a compromise curtailing the most controversial machines use may not be debated.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Now the Department of Justice, like the Republican Party, wants fewer registered voters in 2008.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of electronic voting machines will be out of circulation in California after the secretary of state pulls them -- and the House Democrat in D.C. in charge of electronic voting reform applauds the decision.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen will remove most touch-screen electronic voting machines before next February's presidential primary.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen will decide today whether to ban new electronic voting machines for next February's presidential primary. No matter what she decides, it will make waves from Capitol Hill to county election offices.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

In 56 of Ohio's 88 counties, ballots and election records from 2004 have been "accidentally" destroyed, despite a federal order to preserve them -- it was crucial evidence which would have revealed whether the election was stolen.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

After the wave of successes in 2004 voter registration drives by groups like ACORN, a half-dozen states passed severe laws that scared off voting activists -- and now the Senate is weighing in.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The Justice Department is pressuring 10 states to purge their voter rolls, while states are ignoring laws to help low-income Americans register to vote.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Elections have been stolen in America since the 18th Century -- and top elections experts are warning that Congress's latest attempt at regulating voting machines won't change a thing.

Posted on: May 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Maybe the House Judiciary Committee needs a refresher course in treacherous Jim Crow election tactics.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2007, Source: Free Press

Did the most powerful Republicans in America have the computer capacity, software skills and electronic infrastructure in place on Election Night 2004 to tamper with the Ohio results to ensure George W. Bush's re-election?

Posted on: Apr 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A law regulating voting machines making its way through Congress lacks an explicit provision allowing voters to sue -- a right that was a cornerstone of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

While a proposed law in Congress does not try to ban touch-screen machines outright, it may just regulate them out of existence -- but that's not good enough for some election activists.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's a tricky issue to bring up the possibility of voter fraud in 2006 because most election protection activists are liberals who have waited six years for the Bush administration to be stopped.