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Did Hundreds of Felons Vote in Hennepin County?

Written by Jeff Johnson on July 26th, 2010. Posted in General

An update on the investigation of Minnesota Majority’s report

Two weeks ago, the story broke about Minnesota Majority’s investigation alleging that felons, possibly by the hundreds, had illegally voted in Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the 2008 election. Some of the news coverage suggested that the Hennepin County Attorney’s office was not taking the allegations seriously or was dragging its feet in its investigation of the Minnesota Majority’s report.

These allegations are serious – going to the very heart of our democratic process. The integrity of our elections in Minnesota took a big hit already when we learned how inconsistently absentee ballots were counted throughout the state. To suggest that hundreds of felons illegally voted on top of that would seriously damage citizens’ faith in Minnesota’s ability to run fair and clean elections.

Over the course of the past week, I’ve spoken with Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and his Deputy County Attorney who handles election fraud cases several times. Here’s the scoop regarding HennCo’s actions with respect to these allegations:

Lowry Bridge Story

Written by Jeff Johnson on November 11th, 2009. Posted in General

Tom Hauser did a great “Tracking Your Money” story on my Lowry Avenue Bridge post last week:

Garbage Burner Beautification II

Written by Jeff Johnson on June 15th, 2009. Posted in General

Another good story from Tom Hauser, this time about the garbage burner landscaping that received last week’s Golden Fire Hydrant:

Just a note: The shots in the story of the trashy building and littered street are not shots of the garbage burner property; they are pictures taken down the street from the garbage burner.  The actual garbage burner property is currently very neat and clean and already has landscaping in place (just not the gold-standard landscaping that the taxpayers are about to fund).