If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... More >>
The campaign of Rep. Phyllis Kahn (D-Minneapolis) has filed two complaints regarding improprieties that have allegedly taken place during her heated primary battle with Mohamud Noor.One alleges that a Minneapolis elections judge named Fadmo called Kahn "an old Jewish Lady" while interpreting the pri ... More >>
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a group of Minnesota conservatives regarding a state election law barring voters from wearing political attire to polling places on election day.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath on voter ID failure: "Voter fraud li ... More >>
Last month, Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath took lots of heat for blaming the not-really-that-close defeat of the voter ID amendment on voter fraud, despite not presenting any evidence fraud actually occurred. SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority wanted you to follow buses leaving polling places on electio ... More >>
In the fall of 2010, Minnesota Majority, the state's leading pro-voter ID group, created the Election Integrity Watch. As a press release published at the time noted, Election Watch "is a program designed to engage voters across the state to be vigilant, watching for and reporting on election fraud. ... More >>
In the most recent edition of the New Yorker, Jane Meyer takes a close look at the Republican lawyer who has spearheaded the drive for tighter voter ID laws nationally and here in Minnesota, Hans von Spakovsky.Along with John Fund, von Spakovsky recently cowrote a book entitled, "Who's Counting?: Ho ... More >>
On October 23, the Brainerd Dispatch published a letter to the editor written by a self-proclaimed Democrat named Stephen Sundquist.SEE ALSO:-- Fargo-Moorhead Forum publishes comically sexist 'war against men' letter to the editor-- Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets s ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last yearMary Hoglund, 83, spits in Romney supporter's face during Wisconsin event [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann says Romney is best presidential candidate because Obama is too wealthy [VIDEO]Scott Walker became governor of Wisconsin in ear ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
Remember Michele Bachmann's vehement opposition to raising the county's debt ceiling? Remember in her book, where she gushes about the way she and Marcus were able to quickly pay down their college loans?Today, it was revealed that Bachmann, an outspoken advocate of fiscal responsibility, didn't ... More >>
Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>
Allen is the first Native woman and the second open lesbian to serve in the legislature.Yesterday, Susan Allen won a special election for the House District 61B seat, making her the first Native American woman elected to serve in the Minnesota legislature. Allen prevailed over Nate Blumenshine, a ... More >>
With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>
A judge dismisses a "Please ID Me" lawsuit "With Prejudice"You can't go to the polls in Minnesota on Election Day festooned in political messages, whether they're on shirts, hats, buttons or whatever. It's against the law. But the "Please ID Me" people, who urged vigilantes to run after gran ... More >>
Who's watching the books?For a budget hawk and a former tax pro, Rep. Michele Bachmann sure seems to have an issue with math. Maybe it's because she's got more money than she knows what to do with. The Federal Election Commission has informed her--again--that her year-end campaign finance repo ... More >>
Another nail in the coffin.Tom Emmer now has what he wanted from the Minnesota Supreme Court: A written opinion that explains why the justices denied his petition that essentially accused some state elections officials of breaking the law. The 18-page opinion, just issued, refutes Emmer's le ... More >>
And now we wait on the Supremes.Tom Emmer's legal team got its shot before the Minnesota Supreme Court today to argue that election judges didn't follow the law when they counted up voters and votes on Election Day.
Every vote should count, right?Tom Emmer's legal eagles are taking another shot at helping their candidate beat Mark Dayton in court. They have petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to order every election judge across the state to prove that the number of voters and the number of votes ca ... More >>
Andy Cilek thinks its perfectly reasonable to ask voters to prove they are who they say they are.
Rybak used mayoral campaign funds in May to conduct a poll about his strength to run for governor.
There's a new poll out from Rasmussen Reports on 2012 GOP candidates and Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in at a depressingly low 4 percent of the vote.
The ridiculously close results are leading both parties to scramble to both use and abuse the situation in Minnesota for political gain. The poor people in New York will soon be spinning and dizzy from all of the bickering that will likely follow.
Local election officials opened more than 1,500 previously rejected absentee ballots in hopes of finding the golden ticket: voter registration cards inside the envelope.
Their decision: The law is the law when it comes to absentee ballots. If you didn't follow the rules, you lose.
Now that the recount for the U.S. Senate seat is complete, Minnesota's Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is proposing new ways to run voting and potential recounts in the future.
Al Franken has asked that the state Canvassing Board count all 1,346 ballots deemed wrongly rejected by election officials. Norm ... More >>
His campaign is calling for a "forensic search" and investigation of the church that was used as a polling place on Election Day w ... More >>
In the latest stalling effort, Al Franken filed a brief with the five-person board Monday, saying ... More >>
The latest poll shows a continuing deadlock between Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic ca ... More >>
Rural schools say chronic underfunding is leading them to desperate measures
It's no sure bet, and a legal fight looms