Mark Ritchie

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Video Replay & Transcript: MN Secretary Of State Candidates Forum At University Of Minnesota

MN Secretary Of State Candidate Forum At U of MN

Is it “Express Lane Voting” or “Warmed Over Voter ID”? Minnesota Republican secretary of state candidate Dan Severson touts his “express lane voting” idea. Democratic candidate for secretary of state Steve Simon says that’s a bad idea.
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GOP Evasiveness On Voter Photo ID Leads To Court Challenge

Click on Image to watch interview about Representative Mary Kiffmeyer

An UpTake video review of how Republicans drafted and answered questions about the “voter photo ID” amendment indicates they did not want the ballot language to be very detailed and the authors have consistently sidestepped questions about the language. Continue Reading →

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Electronic Poll Books Already In Use In Minnesota

Click photo to hear how electronic poll books work from a man who uses them.

Voting could be faster and more accurate with electronic poll books says an election administrator who has been trying them out. The system Minnetonka City Clerk David Maeda uses is similar to the one Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has proposed for statewide use. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Back to Politics as Usual

Governor Mark Dayton Delivers The State of The State Address

Yesterday, The UpTake unleashed an entire team of editors, volunteers and interns to bring you coverage of Governor Mark Dayton’s first State of the State address — including demonstrations outside the House Chamber — and both responses from the GOP and the DFL. Continue Reading →

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