CEIMN in the News

November 13, 2008

St. Paul, MN – November 14, 2008 – Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN), League of Women Voters Minnesota, and Common Cause Minnesota are working in coalition as the only non-partisan observers of Minnesota’s 2008 election recount.

November 10, 2008

A post election audit of five precincts was held at the Ramsey County Elections Bureau. CEIMN was at the scene and widely quoted in the video.

Go to the StarTribune video

November 09, 2008

WCCO-TV reported on the status of the US Senate election canvass and upcoming recount with comments from CEIMN's Executive Director Mark Halvorson.

Go to the WCCO video

November 05, 2008

News Release

Minneapolis, MN. Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN), a state-wide, nonpartisan organization that promotes verifiable and accurate elections, has recruited and trained over 180 volunteers to observe the hand-counting of the ballots for the post-election audit.

December 13, 2006

State-mandated audit a success, officials and advocates say

electionline Weekly - electionline.org

I. In Focus This Week, By Sean Greene

Minnesota's first-ever post-election review - a manual count of votes from randomly-selected precincts in the state - drew raves from two sides that do not always see eye-to-eye, election officials and advocacy groups.

"I believe that Minnesota has done a most remarkable job at making every vote count and count correctly," said Janet Straub, a Minnesota resident and observer of the post-election review.

December 13, 2006

State-mandated audit a success, officials and advocates say

electionline Weekly - December 14, 2006, electionline.org

I. In Focus This Week, By Sean Greene

Minnesota's first-ever post-election review - a manual count of votes from randomly-selected precincts in the state - drew raves from two sides that do not always see eye-to-eye, election officials and advocacy groups.

December 03, 2006

Letter to the Editor, Mark Halvorson, Director, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and the Star Tribune's Nov. 26 editorial both weighed in on critical issues posed by paperless electronic voting machines.

Krugman focused on Sarasota County, Florida, where 18,000 votes went unrecorded in the 13th Congressional District race.

In 2004, complaints about voting machines changing or losing votes were reported by voters across the country.

November 16, 2006

Brad Swenson Bemidji Pioneer

A test of Beltrami Countys voting integrity on Thursday found a single glitch, one easily explained and which raised no red flags.

Not only am I happy with the outcome, but this was also an opportunity to test the system and build public trust, Beltrami County Auditor-Treasurer Kay Mack said after the nearly two-hour post-election review.

Pages