August 2012 Archives

Amendments, Recounts, and More

From nationally watched recounts for Senate offices and state governorships, to ongoing battles over ballot wording, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has been thrust into the limelight in ways not imaginable a few years ago. What are the responsibilities and powers of the Minnesota Secretary of State, as the "chief elections officer" of Minnesota? How has this office become a lightning rod of controversy in recent years?

Join Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, MinnPost journalist Beth Hawkins, and U of M law professor Dale Carpenter as they discuss the Secretary of State's position and powers, and how those powers play out in the amendment battles, recounts, and the overall contentious state of state elections.

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