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By Michael Taube
Americans are ready for a levy that's simple and fair
Topic - Mark Ritchie
A Minnesota panel that led a pilot project around an electronic voter verification process is urging the Legislature to authorize a more extensive study this fall.
With Minnesota's new online voter registration system in legal limbo, state lawmakers on Tuesday started mapping out a backup plan.
Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control.
At the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 17, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued that Gopher State people aren't smart enough to be allowed to vote in November on whether to approve a voter photo ID constitutional amendment.
A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election process in battleground states and keep Republican "political operatives from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted."
"The takeaway is that it was a limited test with the ability to move some information digitally in one direction and in some very small precincts in a very light election and with many different vendors," Ritchie said in a phone interview Thursday. "The true test is in a regular turnout election."
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said a higher turnout election would offer a better handle of the costs versus benefits.