MN “Restriction” Amendments Defeated

Two proposed Minnesota constitutional amendments aimed at boosting the Republican turnout backfired horribly on Tuesday night. Not only did they both lose, but they may have inspired a large Democratic turnout that swept Republicans out of power in both chambers of the legislature.

MN Senate Turns Deaf Ear To Silent Voter ID Protestors

About 250 loud and boisterous opponents of the state’s Voter Photo ID constitutional amendment shouted and chanted and then silently moved outside the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol and laid down on the floor of the hallway. Their signs told their story of opposition.

ACLU Denies Evidence of Voter Fraud

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota holds a press conference at the State Capitol this morning to reject any existence of voter fraud in state elections. The ACLU had offered a bounty of $1,000 to anyone who could prove a case of voter fraud.

Electronic Poll Books Already In Use In Minnesota

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.