Demand for probe into Minnesota Voter Fraud expands

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August 3, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: Days after Minnesota Majority, a conservative political organization that works to promote traditional values in state and federal public policy through grassroots activism, released a study that showed that "at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race" between Al Franken and Norm Coleman, high-ranking state Republican leaders, including Governor Tim Pawlenty, are demanding a county-by-county investigation into these allegations. [1] [2] [3]

Released on Monday, June 28, 2010, the report states that when Minnesota Majority compared the list of individuals charged with felonies at the time of the 2008 election to those felons who appeared on the voter rolls in the Secretary of State’s statewide voter registration system (SVRS), they found that as many as 2,803 felons could have potentially cast an illegal ballot two years ago. [4] Furthermore, both the state's top election official, Mark Ritchie, as well as the Federal Justice Department have dragged their feet when requested to investigate the matter. Dan McGrath, executive director of Minnesota Majority, noting that none of the results of the 2008 election would be affected by this inquiry, has argued that his group merely "wants action to ensure the integrity of the upcoming November election," but has received little cooperation. [3]

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