Secretary Of State Candidates Debate On Public TV

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

Michael McIntee

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