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  • Secretary of State Ritchie won't run again (MN)(WOO HOO!)

    06/04/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/4/13 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who became a national figure during the Minnesota's heavily contested recounts, will call it quits after eight years managing the state's elections. Ritchie, a Democrat best known for overseeing the nearly interminable 2008 U.S. Senate recount, said he would make "way for the next generation of talented leadership in the Office of the Secretary of State" at the end of this term. The 61-year-old's announcement that he will not run for re-election will immediately set off a mad scramble for the Secretary of State's office among both Republicans and Democrats. Across the country, officials...
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/27/12 | Martiga Lohn and Patrick Condon
    <p>The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 27, rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.</p> <p>The high court tossed out a lawsuit from left-leaning groups who argued that lawmakers had failed to give voters the full scope of the changes that would result from the amendment.</p>
  • Judge Frank throws out challenge to Election-Day registration (MN)

    08/17/2012 7:51:54 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-17-12 | pioneer press
    Federal judge Donovan Frank has thrown out a lawsuit that sought to force state officials to check the eligibility of voters who register on Election Day before their ballots are counted. The suit, brought by the Minnesota Voters Alliance and others, says there is no way to pull back an ineligible vote after the fact and that allowing ineligible votes could affect the result in close races. Attorneys for the state argued it has no obligation to verify eligibility before counting votes and that trying to do so would not be practical. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie issued a statement...
  • Minnesota: The Latest Shameful Attack on Voter ID

    07/16/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | July 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Hans von Spakovsky
    The latest attack on voter ID is occurring in Minnesota, where on Tuesday, the state Supreme Court will hear a case filed by the League of Women Voters (LWV). In League of Women Voters Minnesota v. Ritchie, the LWV is trying to convince the court to remove a referendum question from the November ballot. Its argument is that voters won’t be able to understand the ballot question. This referendum was passed by the Minnesota legislature in April and would amend the state constitution to require all voters voting in person to “present valid government-issued photographic identification before receiving a ballot.”...
  • Ritchie meddles to help own agenda on marriage, voter ID

    07/11/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 7/11/12 | Joe Soucheray
    Minnesota's secretary of state, Mark Ritchie, a Democrat, acting in concert with the state's attorney general, Lori Swanson, a Democrat, intends to change the titles of the constitutional amendments regarding marriage and voter photo ID. Ritchie believes, apparently nudged by Swanson, that he has found state law under which the secretary of state shall provide an appropriate title for ballot questions. Legislative attorneys believe that Ritchie's perceived authority would only come into play when the lawmakers do not provide a title. Well, let's see. Did the Legislature offer titles? For the so-called marriage amendment, the language passed by the Legislature...
  • Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is a Liar and a Communist Party ‘Friend’

    12/08/2010 6:14:55 AM PST · by cj in tx · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound, New Zeal blog, etc. ^ | December 8, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has been caught lying - on tape. When Questioned by Minnesota radio show host Chris Baker, on 100.3 KTLK Radio at 6.00 am, December 2, 2010, over evidence that Ritchie was a "non party friend" of the Communist Party USA, the Minnesota S.O.S. evaded the question and called the allegations as "political attack" and "horsepuckey". Here's part of the Communist Party USA document that names Mark Ritchie as a "non party friend". For the full four-page document go here For my five previous articles on Ritchie's communist, socialist and George Soros ties, go...
  • Seems Like Old Times: Clinton & Soros Together Again

    12/02/2010 2:08:03 PM PST · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 12/2/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 Reunited and it feels so good! Looks like Bill and Hill have reconciled with their old pal, George Soros. Bill Clinton is set to be the special guest star at a fund raiser for gubernatorial candidate, Mark Dayton of Minnesota who is in a recount battle with Republican Tom Emmer. So near and dear is Dayton to Soros that he’s hosting the bash at his New York home. Soros and the Clintons were once, literally, thick as thieves. Soros reveled in having access to the Clinton White House and fancied himself part of the “Clinton team.” The...
  • Gulag Night: Trevor Loudon & Carol Greenberg on Mark Ritchie (MN SoS) & George Soros' SoS Project

    12/02/2010 5:47:53 PM PST · by unspun · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound, Gulag Media ^ | December 2, 2010 | Gulag Staff
    Thursday, 12/2 -- 10pm-Midnight, EST... 7-9pm PSTOptions for listening Click for this program’s Gulag Media page with live chatDial 310/807-5060 (when it netcast)Use the Gulag Media widget from this page at Gulag BoundClick on the widget’s “Share” button and embed it in a page on your own blog: Gulag NightTrevor Loudon reveals Mark Ritchie, Minnesota's Secretary of State as a documented Communist collaborator and effectively, an agent of George Soros. Ritchie is the man who led the overturning of the 2008 election results, replacing Norm Coleman with Al Franken, leftwing extremist comedian, as leading vote getter for U.S. Senator. (Nice...
  • Breaking! Mark Ritchie's Communist Party Connection to be Exposed

    11/28/2010 8:05:53 PM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 29 Nov 2010 | Trevor Louden
    At 9am Tuesday November 30, 2010, New Zeal will post documentary evidence linking Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, to the Communist Party USA. Why is this important? A key part of Mark Ritchie's job is to oversee electoral recounts in Minnesota. In early 2009 Mark Ritchie judged that his Wellstone Action Advisory Committee and Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party colleague Al Franken had won a Minnesota U.S. Senate seat, even though Republican opponent Norm Coleman was ahead on election night. The recount was dogged with controversy, with allegations that felon's votes were illegally counted. Currently, Mark Ritchie is overseeing another election recount....
  • George Soros And The Margin Of Theft

    11/02/2010 5:38:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 2, 2010 | Staff
    Electoral Process: Tuesday's results overcame many instances of orchestrated vote fraud, but not all. Now the court cases begin, aided and abetted by the Secretary of State Project funded by a Hungarian billionaire. There are close races in every election, even in a political tsunami, just as there are increasing instances of vote fraud. There will be recounts and court cases, and that is where a state office — the secretary of state — comes into play. Nevadans who arrived early to vote for Sharron Angle saw Harry Reid's name checked on the voting machines maintained by members of the...
  • Video of Democrat Omitting, "Under God", While Leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the House Floor

    10/24/2010 5:47:01 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 45 replies
    Hawk Report ^ | 12/24/10 | Tom Hawks
    Thanks to pissed off MN CD 4 voter for finding this gem and sharing with us. What you will see is a sad display of disrespect by a United States Congresswoman from Minnesota, Democrat Betty McCollum. It is a video that Betty does not want her voters to see, but it's too late Betty, you have been exposed.  After watching this video you will see how obvious it is that she she intentionally omitted the words, "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.   At the time, her staffers claimed she took a breath, but with the video now out,...
  • Senator From Stir

    07/13/2010 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Elections: A new study says Minnesota's freshman senator squeaked out a recount victory with illegal votes cast by convicted felons. Is this why Democrats are trying so hard to have all felons vote? An 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, has found that at least 341 felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race. This was the campaign that culminated with a six-month recount that gave the victory to former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken over incumbent Republican Norm Coleman. The final recount vote in the race showed Franken...
  • //states' Secretaries of State are Tipping Balance of Power

    02/03/2010 6:15:33 AM PST · by GeezerConservative · 7 replies · 323+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | 2/1/2010 | Ed Barnes
    States' Secretaries of State Are Tipping Balance of Power By Ed Barnes - FOXNews.com In every major election since 2000 Secretaries of State have emerged as key, often decisive, and partisan figures in the outcomes of those ballot battles. print email share recommend (6) Katherine Harris, Florida's secretary of state in 2000, helped seal George W. Bush's presidential election. In 2000 it was Katherine Harris, the secretary of state of Florida, who made critical decisions that helped swing the state Republican. In 2004 it was Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio's Secretary of State, who earned democratic wrath for ensuring a close Republican...
  • The 41st Vote

    01/11/2010 5:07:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 2,099+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Scott Brown on the hustings: Will Ted Kennedy's government health care dream die at the hands of his successor? APPolitics: Democrats seated two senators under shady conditions and rewrote a state election law to keep their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Now they plan to deny Scott Brown entry if he wins Ted Kennedy's seat. The fate of health care reform may very well hinge on the Jan. 19 special election in Massachusetts to fill the seat of Kennedy, for whom passage has been touted as a sort of final tribute to this champion of the nanny state. As Democratic...
  • KSTP MN: Absentee Ballot Investigation - Mistakes & Changes Made

    10/30/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 11 replies · 1,633+ views
    True North ^ | 10/30/2009 | Lassie
    KSTP investigated absentee ballot inconsistencies and reported their findings last night, and you can watch the video here. Many cities put up roadblocks to their investigation request -- and Bloomington threatened felony charges against KSTP if they reported on their findings. The most damning part is Sec. of State Mark Ritchie's denial of problems and response when asked to look at ballot envelopes and comment. "Ritchie first told us he could not read our examples, then said he wouldn't look at photocopies of absentee ballot envelopes." A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation has found that mistakes made with absentee ballots in...
  • Figures. ACORN Was Behind Franken's Stolen Senate Seat

    09/28/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies · 1,432+ views
    Here's a shocker. ACORN may have helped Al Franken steal the US senate seat from Minnesota. The Minnesot Star-Tribune reported: But ACORN does have a special place in its heart for at least one prominent Minnesota politician. Last year, it showered praise on Al Franken, endorsing his run for the U.S. Senate. Franken returned the esteem: "I'm thrilled and honored to receive this endorsement," he gushed in a press release. He added that he was "more motivated than ever to work with ACORN."
  • ACORN's Gift to Minnesota Al Franken

    09/29/2009 6:18:07 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 17 replies · 773+ views
    Did ACORN Elect Al Franken? Remember Franken won his seat by a little more than 300 votes and ACORN might have helped Franken to get his "landslide" margin in one of two ways,in the actual counting of the votes, or the new voters registered by ACORN... Minneapolis Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was the guy in charge of counting the votes. Richie a former Community Organizer, was elected two years ago with help from former self-described Nazi Collaborator George Soros and ACORN. In 2006, the Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee endorsed Ritchie and donated to his campaign. According to the...
  • Acorn's Seed Money

    01/27/2009 6:01:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,413+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 27, 2009
    Stimulus: The group that pushed banks into the risky loans that brought the economy down is now eligible for a huge chunk of stimulus cash. The stimulus plan does create jobs — for community activists.As in any agreement, contract or piece of legislation, the devil is in the details. So it is with the stimulus package percolating in Congress. Analysts are beginning to figure out that only a small percentage of the money will actually trickle down into the economy in the first two years, not enough to do much stimulating. Yet in this package is a $4 billion pot...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)

    07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state. It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn

    07/02/2009 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2009
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006...