CEIMN in the News

Star Tribune Video of Ramsey Audit & CEIMN Volunteers

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

Published Date: November 11, 2008

WCCO TV News Report on Audit and Recount

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

Published Date: November 10, 2008

Minnesota’s post-election audit of the U. S. Senate, Presidential and U. S. House races begins today under non-partisan, state-wide observation

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.

Published Date: November 06, 2008

Minnesota performs first post-election review

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.

Published Date: December 14, 2006

Minnesota performs first post-election review

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.

Published Date: December 14, 2006

Voting Woes

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.

Published Date: December 04, 2006

Post-election review checks accuracy of voting machines

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.

Published Date: November 17, 2006

Election officials count ballots the old-fashioned way

By Natalie J. Ostgaard, City Editor, Crookston Daily Times

A handful of Polk County election officials got a taste of how ballot counting was done in the old days - more than two decades ago - when they conducted the newly mandated Post Election Equipment Review (PEER) Monday afternoon. The group spent 2 1/2 hours hand counting 476 ballots, but only for the offices of governor, U. S. senator and U. S. representative.

Published Date: November 14, 2006

A New Breed of Watchdog For Election Day

By JUNE KRONHOLZ, The Wall Street Journal, Page B1

When Americans go to vote tomorrow, a new breed of activist will be on guard, monitoring polling stations for everything from voting-machine glitches to long lines to registration snafus.

Energized by disputed results in 2000 and 2004, they have left jobs as music conductors, real-estate agents and software engineers to form groups that expect to turn out thousands of volunteers who don't trust the country's ability to count its votes and have decided to do something about it.

Published Date: November 06, 2006

Minnesota officials aren't fretting about new voting technology

The state's system has safeguards, lacking in other states, to allay worries of fraud and malfunction.

John Reinan, Star Tribune

Minnesota officials aren't fretting about new voting technology

Linda Mickelson hopes to go home early on election night -- say, around midnight.

That's a better deal than it sounds. Mickelson, deputy auditor in Grant County, usually gets to bed about 4 a.m. on Election Night after counting more than 3,000 votes by hand.

Published Date: October 31, 2006

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