Secretary Of State Candidates Debate On Public TV By Michael McIntee | October 17, 2014 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Follow this author Clockwise from upper left -Steve Simon, Dan Severson, Bob Odden, Bob Helland. Friday October 17, 2014 the four candidates for secretary of state hold an informal debate on on Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac show. Participating are Steve Simon (DFL), Dan Severson (R), Bob Odden (L) and Bob Helland (I). The discussion focused almost entirely on elections in Minnesota, which is part of the secretary of state’s duties. Time of topics/questions 31:16 Start of debate 32:30 Discussion of election system in Minnesota 35:40 2008 recount found no fraud 39:04 Sex offenders voting – how should felons be re-enfranchised? 42:34 “Express lane voting” and photo ID 53:03 Business service functions of secretary of state’s office 53:50 End of debate Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.