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This aspect of Minnesota's election laws has been on the books since 1912. It was adopted by the Legislature in a special session addressing "corrupt practices," which Mansky describes as a "failrly common feature" of Minnesota elections until that time. The idea of either deceiving, intimidating or ...
At the end of March, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon received a federal security clearance of "secret," one of 20 state election officials nationwide with this clearance. Simon and other officials were granted this clearance after Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said efforts to protect state ... elections

Dallet's victory follows a surprising Democratic win in January in a special election for a state Senate seat held by Republicans for 17 years. Two other special legislative elections are coming this June, giving Democrats more chances to build momentum heading into the fall. Dallet, 48, has been ...
Expert: Minnesota Teachers Aren't Protesting, Just Leaving The ProfessionFor the second day in a row, thousands of teachers in Oklahoma shut down schools and marched on the state capitol, demanding higher pay. In Wisconsin Elections, State Treasurer Wins; Hudson Mayor ReelectedWisconsin ... Elections
RCV does a better job of producing a majority winner in multiple-candidate elections than does today's plurality-wins system. Yet it's friendlier than the status quo to third-party candidacies because it eases voters' fears that a vote for a third-party candidate will inadvertently lead to the election of the ...
The district, which Mr. Trump won by 15.6 percentage points in 2016, according to DailyKos Elections, could be one of the Republicans' best chances of ... Minnesota's United States senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, both Democrats, are up for election, and the state's Democratic governor, ...

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon discusses election security issues in his office on Friday, March 16, 2018 in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota's legislative auditor says the state needs to upgrade its aging computerized voter registration system. The recommendations won a strong endorsement ... elections
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republican leaders' efforts to stop Pennsylvania from using a new congressional district map in midterm elections were dealt a potentially fatal blow Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court and a panel of federal judges both ruled against them. The courts rejected requests to throw out ... elections
"The Russians were relentless in attempting to meddle in the 2016 elections and they will continue their efforts to undermine public confidence in Western democracies and in the legitimacy of our elections," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, during a Tuesday press conference announcing the committee's ... elections
If we properly invest in our election security, we can continue to do things our way in Minnesota. We can continue to be a leader in the nation for access to voting, and we can have faith that our votes are counted and our voices heard. Securing and modernizing our elections is not a partisan issue; it is a ... elections
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a Minnesota election law that prohibits voters from ... that the prohibition on politically themed apparel at the polling place bore a reasonable relationship to preserving the sanctity of Minnesota's elections. elections
The University of Minnesota's 2018 all-campus elections were marred with setbacks, complaints and controversy, but the policy responsible for some of these issues could be changed in the future. On March 5, professional students who participated in the election found that they were unable to vote on a ... elections
Again, the state's SVRS system has nothing to do with how ballots are cast on election day. Ballots are instead handled at the individual county level — and as for any threat of compromising those county systems, Simon said, “That's not the principle threat, here. The fundamentals in Minnesota are very ... elections
In Montana and Minnesota the job duties were given to governor appointees. Former Treasurer Jack Voight, a Republican who served from 1995 to 2007, has taken up the somewhat lonesome fight to preserve the office. He's joined by Sarah Godlewski, a Democratic venture capitalist and philanthropist ... elections
Again, the state's SVRS system has nothing to do with how ballots are cast on election day. Ballots are instead handled at the individual county level — and as for any threat of compromising those county systems, Simon said, “That's not the principle threat, here. The fundamentals in Minnesota are very ... elections
(AP) — An audit of Minnesota's voter registration system is about to be released, and it may shed light on claims that it's too easy for ineligible people to vote. The legislative auditor's office has been examining the system for months. One of the goals was to determine whether election-day registration, and ... elections
Counties in Minnesota will still use voting machines manufactured during the George W. Bush Administration during the upcoming midterm election. At least 20 counties ... Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said it will take between $7 and $14 million more to update all of the state's voting machines. elections

(AP) — Minnesota needs to upgrade its aging computerized voter registration system and take steps to better help county election officials identify people who aren't eligible to vote, the legislative auditor's office recommended Friday. The recommendations won a strong endorsement from the state's chief ... elections
Back in November, when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to rule on the fate of Minnesota's voter-dress-code law, I wondered in a column whether I might run afoul of this peculiar statute by wearing one of our stylish Star Tribune T-shirts to my polling place. Since I am employed by the Star Tribune as a ... elections
A decision in the case is expected by June, approximately two months before Minnesota voters go to the polls for the state's primary elections in August. Until then, election officials and groups like MVA will be watching the Supreme Court closely, as will their counterparts in the nine other states that have ... elections
Minnesota will receive a $6.5 million federal grant in mid-May to upgrade and modernize its voter registration system. ... The next step in ensuring secure and fair elections, Klobuchar said, is to curtail the sale of individual data online and to ensure that the purchasers of online campaign and ...
When a student asked what he's doing to eliminate voter fraud, Simon said the state has very little voter fraud — 11 people were convicted of fraud after the 2016 election, among nearly 3 million votes. "The number one threat to elections is cyber attacks," he said. Minnesota was one of 21 states whose ...
Minnesota was one of 21 states whose election systems were "targeted by agents acting on the behest of the Russian government" prior to the 2016 elections, Simon said, quoting from a public intelligence report. "We (in Minnesota) weren't hacked, but there were people out there looking for a way in—like ...
Considering this was brought up at an RNC meeting, Republicans are keen for the fight in Minnesota to get maximum exposure given that not one but two Senate seats are up for grabs – both held by Democrats. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is up for re-election and Sen. Tina Smith will be seeking to win the right to ...
Minnesota has a strong tradition of high voter turnout. Nearly three-quarters of eligible voters in the state cast a ballot in the 2016 general election, the highest proportion of any state in the country. Simon said that Minnesota was tops in the nation in voter turnout for nine straight elections before 2014.
“2018 is an incredibly important election year for both parties,” Carnahan said. “We are a top-tier targeted state by both parties.” Added Martin: “Minnesota is going to be the epicenter for politics.” ... “The 2018 elections for Minnesota really are going to shape the future of Minnesota for years to come.”.
The specter of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition — a statewide conservative pro-business PAC — influencing city elections had been raised by activists in the months and weeks leading up to Election Day. But because the funding didn't show up in pre-election campaign finance reports, the level of its ...
The candidates are set for a February special election to replace two lawmakers who stepped down late last year after allegations of sexual impropriety. ... With all 36 precincts counted, McNamara had 85 percent of the vote to Brunsgaard's 15 percent, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota ...
The JSTOR article in question is titled “Minnesota's Congressional Election at Large,” which refers to the fact that in 1932 Minnesota filled its nine seats in the U.S. House not by having nine separate district-by-district elections, but by holding one big statewide vote in which everyone could vote for nine ...
Walz, who said in a recent news release that he raised $1.1 million for the governor's race last year, finished first in a recent Star Tribune Minnesota Poll of DFL primary voters, with 21 percent. Swanson came in second with 16 percent. But the other candidates have reason for optimism: Nearly one-third of ...
Minnesota will spend $7 million on new voting equipment in 2018, but the state's elections chief says cities and counties need a lot more help. Secretary of State Steve Simon announced the $7 million in grant funding for new election equipment that was the result of bipartisan legislation approved in 2017.
The Nov. 6 general election is still eight months away, but candidates have already been on the trail for months: meeting activists, scoring endorsements and raising money. They're preparing for a pivotal 2018 cycle in Minnesota, an election that will include both U.S. Senate seats, an open governor's race, ...
With another of what we call “double-barrel” elections, Minnesota's pair of Senate races will mark the 55th time a state has had contests for both of its seats on the same day in the popular election era (which covers roughly the last century). We previously reviewed double-barrel Senate elections early on in ...
Coleman unsuccessfully challenged the results all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Franken, who was sworn in on July 7, 2009. Franken won re-election in 2014, and earlier this month he announced he will be resigning his seat following sexual misconduct allegations.
Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley (R) launched a bid for Senate on Tuesday, making her the first Republican to enter the special election race to replace Sen. Al Franken Alan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al Franken Schumer called, met with Franken and told him to resign Overnight Finance: ...
Rep. Keith Ellison has ruled out running to serve the remainder of outgoing Sen. Al Franken's (D-MN) term in a special election in 2018, a spokesperson confirmed to TPM Wednesday. “He has ruled it out,” Karthik Ganapathy, a spokesperson for Ellison, wrote in an email to TPM. In a Facebook post, Ellison ...
Smith confirmed she'll run, and dodged a question about the challenge posed by running in a statewide election -- Smith's first, as a top-of-the-ticket candidate -- in an artful yet badass manner. "Conversations about campaigns and elections I want to wait for another day," Smith said. "But I can tell you, ...
“Turnout is always a problem in a midterm elections,” said Bill McCarthy, president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. Joe Davis, the executive director of the DFL-aligned Alliance for a Better Minnesota, said a second Senate race will further nationalize the Minnesota election, which can only help the DFL chain ...
Under Minnesota law, the Governor can make temporary appointments to fill vacancies. Special elections are required to fill Senate seats. That law says that if the seat is vacated at least 11 weeks before the regular primary, the special election is held during the next November election. In 2018, the primary ...
The sudden resignation of two Minnesota lawmakers has launched legislative campaigns in both a suburban and rural district: contests that will be quick and expensive — and offer an important preview of voters' sentiments less than a year ahead of the state's next major election. Rep. Tony Cornish ...
What Happens if Minnesota Democrat Steps Down Over Groping Radio ... a Democratic candidate would also likely win the eventual election to ...
Prior to the election, school board said the district is in need of ... A report from the Minnesota Department of Education indicates that if state aid ...
Washington (CNN) This Tuesday is an off-year election, where the .... Mayor Chris Coleman is running for governor of Minnesota, leaving the ...
Non-certified election data provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State with some updates and contest calling by the Star Tribune.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis voters are deciding whether to give Mayor Betsy Hodges a second term or choose a new one.
Compare that to a local election in Los Angeles, where 8 percent of voters ... according to Ramsey County Elections Manager Joe Mansky.
(Valley News Live) Results are coming in on municipal and school district general election votes in Minnesota. The city of Dilworth has selected ...
Voters across Minnesota have a chance to vote for mayors, city ... shortly before it became clear that he had won the election for St. Paul mayor.
Here's POLITICO's guide to the other elections to watch on Tuesday: ... This is the third election in which Minnesota's big mayoral races will be ...
... to get a sample ballot, go to the Minnesota secretary of state's website at ... the TwinCities.com election guide go to TwinCities.com/elections.


 

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