Absentee Ballot Boards: Ground Zero for Minnesota Elections

| Lawsuits consolidated against Minneapolis, Duluth, and Ramsey and Olmsted Counties for illegally constituting and running absentee ballot review boards | In Minnesota this fall, as many as two million ballots will be processed by local absentee ballot boards, virtually none of which follow the laws governing staffing the boards and reviewing the ballot envelopes for legitimacy. After months of […]

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DFLers are Asking Courts to Change Voting Rules, Without the Nuisance of Legislation

By Kim Crockett Maybe you already know who you want to vote for in 2020. But given concerns about COVID-19, how will you vote? In person at the polls on Election Day? Or will you vote by absentee ballot? If you vote by absentee ballot, an increasingly popular choice even before COVID-19, you can drop your ballot off in person, […]

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Duluth Abandons Voter Protections When Examining Absentee Ballots

| Ballot boards are stacked with city insiders instead of election judges | On Thursday, July 15, 2020, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA), Republican Party of Minnesota (RPM), State Senate Candidate Donna Bergstrom, and several election judges have filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus asking the St. Louis County District Court to order the City of Duluth to follow […]

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MVA Challenges rule Allowing Ineligible Persons to vote Absentee Without Vetting

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) and co-plaintiffs Representatives Eric Lucero, Mary Franson, Duane Quam, and former legislator, Cindy Pugh, filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. This filing petitions the Minnesota Court of Appeals to stop the Secretary from enforcing an election Rule that directly conflicts with statutory law. In Minnesota, […]

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