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DFL Rep. Simon Joins Minn. Secretary Of State Race

Another Democratic state lawmaker is joining the race for Minnesota secretary of state. State Rep. Steve Simon of Hopkins announced his plans Tuesday. He is chairman of the House Elections Committee.

08/06/2013

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Former Minn. Lawmaker To Seek Top Elections Post

A third Democrat says he’s filing paperwork to begin a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state. Former Rep. Jeremy Kalin planned to join the race Tuesday. Two others, state Rep. Debra Hilstrom and veteran elections administrator Rachel Larson Bohman, are also running.

07/09/2013

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Secretary Of State Ritchie Not Seeking Re-Election

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.

06/04/2013

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Minnesota Gets High Marks On Its Elections

A new study ranks Minnesota near the top for the way it handles its elections. All 50 states were ranked by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

02/06/2013

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4 DFLers Face Off In Primary For Open House Seat

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.

01/17/2013

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Sen. Franken Calls Hagel ‘War Hero’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama’s pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.

01/07/2013

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Opinion: Susan Rice Thrown Under Democrat’s Bus And Tied Down

It is becoming more and more clear that it was liberal-leaning politicians who threw her under the bus and they are also the ones who are keeping her under the bus.

11/30/2012

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State: Minn. Voter Turnout At 76 Percent

Minnesota officials say turnout in Tuesday’s election was about 76 percent of eligible voters.

11/07/2012

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Some Voting Problems Reported At Minneapolis Polls

There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.

11/07/2012

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Will The Dead Vote In Minnesota?

What happens if someone dies between the time they cast their absentee ballot and Election Day? Does the vote count? How do election officials know?

11/06/2012

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Tips On How To Successfully Cast Your Ballot

More than 3 million Minnesotans are expected to vote in Tuesday’s election. Minnesota is proud to lead the nation in voter turnout.

11/05/2012

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MN May Lead U.S. In Voter Turnout Yet Again

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.

11/05/2012

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Ritchie: Expect Voting Results Delays In St. Louis County

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.

11/05/2012

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Who Do I Vote For? ‘My Ballot’ Helps Answer Voting Questions

It’s a question often heard in the days before the election. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hears it every season. Between registration, absentee ballots and changing districts, voters don’t know where to go or who to vote for.

11/02/2012

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Ritchie: 183,000+ Absentee Ballots Cast As Elections Approach

We’re less than a week away from one of the most important elections in the nation’s history, and thousands of Minnesotans have already voted.

11/01/2012

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