Dismal turnout in another August primary election has rekindled talk of shifting future ones forward to June.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to voters.
The Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.
Former state Rep. Allen Quist made a political comeback Tuesday, beating state Sen. Mike Parry in the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota.
Turnout in Wisconsin’s presidential primary election was just over 23 percent, falling short of predictions it would be 35 percent.
Turnout has generally been low for Minnesota’s Republican presidential caucus, and that appears to be no different in the latest straw poll.