Who’s making intimidating phone calls to voters in Minnesota? The answer might surprise you.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie released an affidavit describing a phone call linked to Minnesota Majority a far right-wing issue advocacy group. The caller indicated that the voter in question was listed twice on the public voter rolls. The voter (who moved addresses but kept their telephone number) asked who the caller reported to. They indicated Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Majority. Davis co-founded Minnesota Majority with Republican Mary Kiffmeyer – the former MN Secretary of State before Democrat Mark Ritchie.
In response to the allegations Davis issued a statement on the Minnesota Majority website that says in part:
“Minnesota Majority has been conducting research into what appear to be inconsistencies in Minnesota’s voter rolls. Voters with apparent duplicate registration records have been contacted by Minnesota Majority volunteers with a simple request to confirm the accuracy of their voter registration information. We believe these research activities to be in complete compliance with all state and federal laws.”
Ritchie has turned the case over to county prosecutors to investigate further.