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Why Early Voting is a Terrible Idea for Minnesota

Take action on this issue. Democrat lawmakers like Senator Katie Sieben who are pushing early voting are touting the idea as a more cost-effective replacement for the recently-enacted no-excuse absentee voting law. It’s not so simple, however. Surely it would be more cost-effective to eliminate all security measures around our election system, but what kind […]

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Election Bills on the March

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly After a flurry of election-integrity-related policy changes last session, this year seemed to be off to a sleepy start in that department, but things are heating up now. Here’s an overview of some of the good, bad and ugly in election bills moving through the committee process at […]

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Star Tribune: Minnesota Election Officials go after Voters Listing Mail Centers as Addresses

By Eric Roper – County election officials across the metro area are scrutinizing dozens of voter registrations tied to commercial mail centers after a probe in Minneapolis revealed a loophole in the state’s election system. A new Star Tribune comparison of voter records and data from the U.S. Postal Service found that 95 voters were […]

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Voter fraud alleged in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside area

By Minnesota Voters Alliance Staff – Friday, June 27, 2014 marked the first day where voters could vote absentee without an excuse, after changes to the state law were made.  Often mistakenly referred to as “early voting”, the new law only wipes away the excuse caveats. Absentee balloting was intended for those who would not […]

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Habitual vote-fraudster, Melowese Richardson

Vote fraud as ‘payback time’

By Robert Knight Melowese Richardson is the poster girl for vote fraud. The Ohio poll worker was sentenced last July to five years in prison after being convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times — in 2008, 2011 and 2012 — in the name of her sister, in a coma […]

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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Online registration fraud: Who prosecutes?

By John Rouleau, executive director of Minnesota Majority – In the brief couple months since Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie unilaterally rolled out online voter registration, investigations of fraud via the system are already under way in at least one Minnesota county, but there’s a potential problem. What is the correct venue to file […]

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Election watchdog hands Florida 173 cases of alleged voter fraud

Florida may give Minnesota a run for it’s money in holding the record number of voter fraud convictions. By William Patrick A Texas-based watchdog known as True the Vote is staying one step ahead of Florida’s elections officials. The organization has identified 173 cases of alleged interstate voter fraud, or double voting, in Florida and Maryland, the group announced Monday. […]

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Two Convicted for Ineligible Voting in Carlton County, MN

Shawn Marie Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton and Shawn Marie Strandberg) and Anna Nichole Nelson both voted in Carlton County in the 2012 election. The problem was, neither of the women were legally eligible to vote because both are convicted felons still serving their felony sentences on supervised release. Kaarbo pled guilty to knowingly voting […]

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Two Women Charged with Voting Twice in Faribault

Farhiya Abdi Dool and Amina A Hassan have each been accused of voting once by absentee ballot and again at a polling place during the 2012 General Election. Born in Somalia and naturalized US Citizens, they required interpreters to communicate with English-speaking election officials. Hassan claimed that when she went to vote in person she […]

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Supreme Court Removes Federal Barriers to Election Integrity Laws

Voter ID Laws Sweeping into Effect The United States Supreme Court has struck down portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that have been roadblocks to many states attempting to implement Voter ID and other election integrity laws. At least 5 states may be immediately affected. Texas, Mississippi, Alabama have all enacted photo ID requirements […]

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