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I Voted For…..

11/06/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Have The Electoral College?

When you vote tomorrow and fill in that oval for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, you won’t really be voting for the president.

11/05/2012

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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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History Shows Democrats Can Count On Minnesota

Minnesota has historically been a place a Democratic presidential nominee could count on. Through presidential landslides and squeakers, the party’s nominee has won the state in every presidential election since 1976.

11/05/2012

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Patients At Regions Hospital Vote Absentee

An unplanned trip to the hospital in Minnesota won’t leave you without an opportunity to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s pivotal election.

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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Opinion: Go vote.

Now, the question is: Is the country better off than it was four years ago? Anyone – including you – can answer that question.

11/01/2012

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Opinion: Early Voting Is Getting Ridiculous

Now, this early voting trend that is sweeping the country is getting as ridiculous as being gifted for Christmas or one’s birthday 35 days in advance. There is much “shifty” benefit for the Democrats since they’re pushing for it.

10/29/2012

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Minn. To Make Big Decision On Voter ID Requirement

Minnesota voters will decide on Election Day whether to make all voters show photo IDs in future elections — a decision that could have far-reaching implications in a state known for robust turnout.

10/26/2012

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Ritchie: More Than 70,000 Absentee Ballots Already Cast In MN

Of the over 140,000 of Minnesota voters who have requested absentee ballots, 70,899 have already been returned by the voter and accepted, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced Thursday.

10/18/2012

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Good Question: Do Celeb Endorsements Make A Difference?

Here in Minnesota, star athletes have weighed in on the marriage amendment. Lynx star Seimone Augustus has joined Vikings punter Chris Kluwe in opposition to the amendment, while former Viking Matt Birk supports it.

10/16/2012

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Reality Check: Voter ID, Marriage Amendments And ‘Skipping The Vote’

Public opinion polls this week are showing the campaigns for two constitutional amendments are getting very close.

10/10/2012

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Over 21,000 Absentee Ballots Cast So Far In Minn.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced Friday that of the more than 77,000 Minnesotans who requested absentee ballots, over 21,000 ballots have already been returned and accepted.

10/05/2012

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Minn. Primary Racks Up Meager 9 Percent Turnout

Only 9 percent of eligible voters participated in Minnesota’s primary. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reported the figure Wednesday.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Keystone Election Kops

Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.

07/10/2012

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