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Saturday, November 22, 2008

MN Majority Election Integrity Petition

Minnesota Majority - Standing Together for Traditional Values
Election Integrity Should be a Priotity
Dan's Blog By Dan McGrath on 11/17/2008


Action Alert
Sign the Election Integrity Petition

Whereas the integrity of our elections is the foundation of our republic; and

Whereas the lack of adequate controls, verifications and audits in Minnesota's voter registration process make it highly vulnerable to errors and abuse; and

Whereas a review of Minnesota's voter registration rolls have revealed specific examples of suspected errors, omissions, inconsistencies; and

Whereas Minnesota's same-day voter registration process makes it impossible for an election official to certify that a new registrant is legally qualified to vote prior to casting a ballot; and

Whereas Minnesota has made substantial investments to ensure the integrity of its ballot counting process and should apply this same standard to its voter registration process; and

Whereas 24 other states have mitigated some of these problems by enacting laws requiring voters to present identification prior to casting their ballot; and

Whereas every Minnesota citizen who is legally eligible to vote deserves to know that their vote will be accurately counted and not undermined by gaps in the voter registration process.

Therefore, I do hereby call for an immediate investigation into apparent irregularities in Minnesota's electoral system and I call upon my elected officials to enact changes in Minnesota law to ensure a more secure, accurate and transparent election system, including:

  • Require voters to produce a government-issued photographic identification in order to vote in an election; and
  • Require the Secretary of State to employ specific data verification and validation techniques to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Minnesota's voter rolls; and
  • Require the Secretary of State to flag voter registration records that fail to meet a specific standard for accuracy and completeness so that these voters can be "challenged" by county election officials at the polls; and
  • Require an annual independent audit of the voter registration system; and
  • Require voters to register at least 30 days prior to an election so that all voters can be certified as being legally qualified to vote prior to casting a ballot on Election Day.




Take Action
Complete the form below to sign the petition and send a message to your elected officials demanding improvements in our electoral process. Ignore the false arguments used by some elected officials who say these recommendations will disenfranchise some voters.� Real disenfranchisement occurs when a citizen's vote is undermined by an election process that invites errors and abuse.
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Message Recipients:
Your U.S. Senators
Your U.S. House Representative
Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Governor
Carol L. Molnau (R-MN), Lt. Governor
Lori Swanson (Dfl-MN), Attorney General
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, , Secretary of State
Delivery Method:
Email
Subject:


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Action Alert
Sign the Election Integrity Petition

Whereas the integrity of our elections is the foundation of our republic; and

Whereas the lack of adequate controls, verifications and audits in Minnesota's voter registration process make it highly vulnerable to errors and abuse; and

Whereas a review of Minnesota's voter registration rolls have revealed specific examples of suspected errors, omissions, inconsistencies; and

Whereas Minnesota's same-day voter registration process makes it impossible for an election official to certify that a new registrant is legally qualified to vote prior to casting a ballot; and

Whereas Minnesota has made substantial investments to ensure the integrity of its ballot counting process and should apply this same standard to its voter registration process; and

Whereas 24 other states have mitigated some of these problems by enacting laws requiring voters to present identification prior to casting their ballot; and

Whereas every Minnesota citizen who is legally eligible to vote deserves to know that their vote will be accurately counted and not undermined by gaps in the voter registration process.

Therefore, I do hereby call for an immediate investigation into apparent irregularities in Minnesota's electoral system and I call upon my elected officials to enact changes in Minnesota law to ensure a more secure, accurate and transparent election system, including:

  • Require voters to produce a government-issued photographic identification in order to vote in an election; and
  • Require the Secretary of State to employ specific data verification and validation techniques to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Minnesota's voter rolls; and
  • Require the Secretary of State to flag voter registration records that fail to meet a specific standard for accuracy and completeness so that these voters can be "challenged" by county election officials at the polls; and
  • Require an annual independent audit of the voter registration system; and
  • Require voters to register at least 30 days prior to an election so that all voters can be certified as being legally qualified to vote prior to casting a ballot on Election Day.




Take Action
Complete the form below to sign the petition and send a message to your elected officials demanding improvements in our electoral process. Ignore the false arguments used by some elected officials who say these recommendations will disenfranchise some voters.� Real disenfranchisement occurs when a citizen's vote is undermined by an election process that invites errors and abuse.
1Compose Message

Message Recipients:
Your U.S. Senators
Your U.S. House Representative
Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Governor
Carol L. Molnau (R-MN), Lt. Governor
Lori Swanson (Dfl-MN), Attorney General
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, , Secretary of State
Delivery Method:
Email
Subject:


Required text:
(this text will appear at the beginning of your message)
I have just signed the Election Integrity Petition at www.ElectionIntegrityPetition.com.

Editable text:
(edit or add your own text - 9456 characters left)

Tip: Cutting-and-pasting? Save as plain text first.
Your Closing:
Your Name:
2Sender Information
This system requires that you provide your name and contact information. This information will not be used for any purpose other than to identify you to the recipient.
Your Contact Information:

Prefix (required by some officials)
First*
Last*
Email*
Address*
City*
State*
ZIP*
ZIP + 4
Phone
I am interested in volunteer opportunities



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Sign me up for the Minnesota Majority Alerts.

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