Minnesota Majority and Minnesota Voters Alliance merge their ‘election integrity’ programs

Conservative nonprofits Minnesota Majority and the Minnesota Voters Alliance say they’ve merged their voter integrity operations, to create efficiency and eliminate duplicated efforts.

And this way, they say, each group can better focus on its core mission.

Minnesota Majority, with a broad conservative mission that includes family values, government spending and education, will transfer its voting program to the Minnesota Voters Alliance. Minnesota Majority President Dan McGrath will serve on the MVA board of directors.

Both groups have been active in efforts to fight voter fraud and worked to pass the state Voter ID constitutional amendment that was defeated in 2012. Opponents claim their efforts amounted to voter suppression, by requiring stricter regulation of voting procedures.

McGrath said about the mereger:

“Our two organizations have always worked closely on election issues. Together, we’ve formed coalitions, filed lawsuits, and testified at the legislature. The Minnesota Voters Alliance has done great work defending the rights of Minnesota voters in the legal system and at the Capitol. It makes sense to consolidate our programs into one place and avoid duplication of effort.”

And  Minnesota Voters Alliance president Andy Cilek said:

“Resources are scarce in the nonprofit world. It isn’t efficient for donors to continue funding two parallel efforts. Minnesota Majority has done tremendous work in the area of election integrity and we’re excited about building on that, moving forward.”

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 09/25/2014 - 04:39 pm.

    In this case

    1 + 1 = 0

  2. Submitted by Todd Hintz on 09/25/2014 - 10:08 pm.

    Mmmm…

    Minnesota Majority hasn’t done a blessed thing for voter integrity other than to prove there isn’t any. They’ve been through the voter records with a fine toothed comb over multiple election cycles and could only come up with a handful of possible instances, none of which panned out.

    If I were a conservative donor they wouldn’t be on my top two thousand list of charities to give to.

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