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: Dec 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Arizona: Activists move closer to proving electronic vote count theft. Florida: A law disenfranchising thousands of new voters is blocked.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Election officials in the presidential battleground state will have no one but themselves to blame because they ignored real solutions for months.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The Justice Department and other GOP partisans argue states can adopt new barriers to voting to combat imagined threats to elections.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Democrats and others say access to electronic voting records may prove fraud. But local officials say releasing the data will show hackers how to rig votes.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Indiana's voter ID law, facing Supreme Court review, is a bureaucratic nightmare that disenfranchised voters this November. Could it -- and similar laws in several states -- affect the 2008 election?

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.