Minnesota Capitol Building at Night

House to Consider Emergency Election Powers for Secretary Simon

On Tuesday, April 7th, beginning at 9:45 AM, the Government Operations Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives will conduct a remote meeting to debate an as yet unnumbered bill authored by Rep. Dehn. The bill authorizes the secretary of state to issue emergency orders related to the conduct of an election during “certain peacetime emergencies.” Video: Dan McGrath Testified

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Minnesota Capitol Building at Night

Amendment Waters Down Newman’s Voter ID Bill

Although lacking eligibility verification, as introduced, Senator Newman‘s new voter ID bill was a step forward for improved integrity in Minnesota’s porous election system. Unfortunately, an author’s amendment adopted in the Senate Elections Committee takes it at least half a step back. As amended, the bill eliminates vouching, but now replaces it with something potentially even less secure. Vouching, at

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Voter ID Bill introduced in MN Senate

New Voter ID Bill Introduced in MN Senate

Senator Scott Newman (R – District 18) is the chief author of an elections bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate Today. SF3571, which will eliminate voter vouching and require photo identification to vote is coauthored by former secretary of state, Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R – 30) and Senators Utke (R- 2), Jasinski (R – 24) and Pratt (R – 55).

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