Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld

Steven Rosenfeld is a senior writing fellow and the editor and chief correspondent of  Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He is a national political reporter focusing on democracy issues. He has reported for nationwide public radio networks, websites, and newspapers and produced talk radio and music podcasts. He has written five books, including profiles of campaigns, voter suppression, voting rights guides, and a WWII survival story currently being made into a film. His latest book is Democracy Betrayed: How Superdelegates, Redistricting, Party Insiders, and the Electoral College Rigged the 2016 Election (Hot Books, March 2018).

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If the stakes in voting weren’t high, or if voting didn’t have an impact, you wouldn’t find all these political efforts in some states to make the process harder for the opposing party’s base. (Photo: Getty) Views
Friday, October 12, 2018
With Such High Stakes This November, Here’s How to Make Sure Your Vote Is Properly Counted
Editor’s Note: The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching. These non-presidential elections historically give voters a chance to change the country’s course. They will decide whether or not Republicans keep a majority in Congress, important governor’s races and more. A Voter’s Guide to the...
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While states have registration filing deadlines, it has never been easier to register. This chart has a state-by-state list of deadlines and same-day registration details. (Photo: Pinterest) Views
Thursday, October 04, 2018
A Voter’s Guide to Registering for the 2018 Election—Beat the Deadline!
Editor’s Note: The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching. These non-presidential elections historically give voters a chance to change the country’s course. They will decide whether or not Republicans keep a majority in Congress, important governor’s races and more. A Voter’s Guide to the...
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
America's Political Pollsters Could Be Missing the X Factor in the 2018 Elections—'Hidden Voters'
Four months after last November’s statewide elections in Virginia, Echelon Insights, a voter polling, data and analytics firm working with Republicans, finally knew how badly the 2018 electoral landscape was going to be for their party. By March, the state of Virginia had updated its statewide...
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"How will millions more get to participate in 2020’s Democratic nominating contests? That road is through reforming laws governing primaries, not caucuses." Views
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DNC Superdelegates Have Been Tamed—But Millions of Democratic Primary Votes Are Still Vulnerable
On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee sanctioned its superdelegates—blocking 716 officeholders, state and local party officials, and other well-connected Democrats from casting a first-round ballot at 2020’s Democratic National Convention toward the 2,383 votes needed to nominate its next...
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Saturday, August 25, 2018
'Live Up to Your Name': Are Democrats on the Verge of Trimming Power of Superdelegates?
The Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party appears headed toward a victory at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Chicago, despite last-ditch efforts by some DNC members to modify a party proposal limiting superdelegates’ role in nominating the 2020 presidential nominee. Later...
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