Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon’s decision to strike deals with two groups suing Minnesota over the state’s witness requirement for absentee ballots drew quick criticism from Republicans, who called the deals an end-run around the Legislature by a DFL secretary of state and friendly plaintiffs.
Approving Minnesota’s allocation of the Help America Vote Act for election security was supposed to be easy. It has been anything but.
Many consider them a big step forward, but questions remain. A state task force is investigating potential legislation.
WASHINGTON — A GOP strategist passes on an early list of potential candidates.
Of the names that have surfaced to run as a Republican to replace Rep. Michele Bachmann, none is better known that Mary Kiffmeyer.
Christian conservatives generally support its mission; political and religious liberals tend to look at the agenda with suspicion.
The two former Republican executive branch members now differ sharply on what the proposed constitutional amendment will do to the state’s voting procedures.
A crowd of about 100 gathered at O’Gara’s bar to kick off a campaign to pass the proposed constitutional amendment.
A News21 analysis finds that more than half of state photo ID bills had a “connection” to the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Some harsh words have been flying over the Vikings stadium vote, which Rep. John Kriesel supported and Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer opposed.
A conference committee on Monday adopted final language, dropping wording meant to provide more flexibility in technology used to identify voters.
A provision to allow “equivalent” verification measures is a key disagreement.
Shortly after 2 a.m. today, lawmakers voted along party lines to place the controversial constitutional amendment on the November ballot.
Minnesota’s secretary of state’s office is worried about unintended consequences that could result from the proposed constitutional amendment.