During the contentious 2004 presidential campaign, Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer drew attention for an array of dubious election manuevers. She asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Hennepin and Ramsey counties, alleging that election officials in those jurisdictions were using illegal voter registration forms. The DOJ said the forms were fine. The officeholder, who was first elected in 1998, also sought to knock a slate of Independence Party candidates off the ballot for failing to follow election laws. That action also failed when the Minnesota Supreme Court... More >>>