MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie talks with Chad about why he has decided not to run for reelection in 2014.
Mark Ritchie, the Minnesota secretary of state and elections chief who steered the state through contentious back-to-back recounts including U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s slim victory over Republican Norm Coleman, said Tuesday that he will not run for a third term next year.
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There will be a special primary election at the end of January for four Democrats vying to fill an open southern Minnesota state House seat.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to voters.
Most of Minnesota’s 2012 election results are on the verge of becoming official. The five-member State Canvassing Board planned to ratify vote counts for races across the state.
There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.
The city of Minneapolis says voting machines in a small number of its precincts are experiencing mechanical issues. City Clerk Casey Carl says the issue is affecting about 10 of the city’s 117 precincts.
Minnesota polling precincts have opened across the state to welcome waiting voters. Light drizzle was falling in the eastern part of the state, but was moving out and a dry day was forecast.
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Minnesota’s top election official says he expects about 3 million state residents to vote by the close of polls on Tuesday.
If the numbers that have come across the desk of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie are correct, the state is on track to again lead the U.S. in voter turnout.
State officials think we might have to wait some time before learning the election results. So if you’re staying up Tuesday night to see how things shake out, expect that it will be a late night.
It could be a late night before we know the results of this year’s election.