Humphrey School hosts a discussion about the need for a recount process that is trustworthy.
Those two experiences do suggest that - contrary to its national reputation as a solid blue state - Minnesota is very evenly divided politically in state races. But to those who understand the law and mechanics of elections, the two recounts also showed the Minnesota is a national model in the nuts and bolts of running elections and, when the elections are very close, running recounts that that inspire trust. At least that was the overwhelming sense of a panel of election experts that met yesterday at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School.
April 25, 2012