CEIMN in the News

Wisconsin Recount Targets 2 Democratic Strongholds, Home to Black and Hispanic Voters

November 25, 2020
by Lila Hassan

In a last-ditch attempt to undermine the 2020 presidential election, the Trump campaign has targeted Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic strongholds, home to significant Black and Hispanic populations.

Unlike Georgia and Arizona, where the campaign has pursued statewide recounts, the campaign’s request for a Wisconsin recount was limited to Dane County, where Biden unofficially took 75.5% of the vote, and Milwaukee County, where Biden took 69.13%.

Published Date: November 25, 2020

Audits vs. Recounts: What’s the Difference?

By Corrie Emerson

Audits and recounts are two different post-election processes, but both are designed to build confidence in our elections. With everything going on in the post-election news cycle, Verified Voting and Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) coauthored this FAQ on the difference between an audit and a recount. For questions, please email info@verifiedvoting.org.

What is the difference between an audit and a recount?

Published Date: November 18, 2020

How recounts work in Georgia, Wisconsin and other key states

Washington Post
November 6, 2020
Brittany Shammas, Emma Brown and Jon Swaine
Published Date: November 06, 2020

Trump Wants a Wisconsin Recount. If You Need a Refresher, Here’s How Recounts Work.

November 4, 2020
Lila Hansen

As election officials continue to count votes in the 2020 presidential election, already the most litigated in recent U.S. history, the Trump campaign said today it would seek a vote recount in Wisconsin.

Published Date: November 04, 2020

Who pays for election recounts?

NPR Marketplace
October 28, 2020
Kimberly Adams

The record fundraising and spending in the 2020 campaign is unlikely to end on Election Day. Candidates and campaigns will still have plenty of bills to pay, and potentially new expenses such as potential recounts in close races.

Published Date: October 28, 2020

Vote with confidence that Minnesota's election system works

Commentary by Mark Halvorson 
Oct. 9, 2020
Duluth News Tribune

We know you’ve heard the horror stories. We know there are some who want to discredit our election system. We know there are some who want to do damage to our democracy.

Published Date: October 09, 2020

Minnesota's 2018 Post-Election Audit

On November 20, 2018, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) completed its 7th nonpartisan observation of the post-election audits of Minnesota's voting equipment.

Published Date: November 30, 2018

A Democracy Worth the Paper- Ballot- it’s Written on

Commentary by Mark Halvorson and Barbara Simons
Published Dec. 21, 2016

As the CIA digs deep to investigate foreign influence on our election, we should recognize that we don’t need cybersecurity experts to tell us if our votes have been accurately counted. Citizen observers can do the job, if we fix the way we vote and the way we verify those votes.

Published Date: December 21, 2016

Minnesota's 2016 Post-Election Audit

On November 22, 2016, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) completed its 6th nonpartisan observation of the post-election audits of Minnesota's voting equipment.  

Published Date: November 30, 2016

Five reasons why you can count on Minnesota's voting system

Commentary by Mark Halvorson
Oct. 24, 2016

Rigged? Fraudulent? Excuse me, but as Donald Trump might interject: “Wrong!”

In Minnesota, we can have confidence in our election outcomes. For the past 12 years, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit group, has worked to ensure accurate, transparent and verifiable elections in Minnesota. As the founder of CEIMN, I helped organize seven statewide observations of Minnesota’s postelection audits and recounts.

Published Date: October 24, 2016