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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, October 12, 2004

    All eyes on Minnesota 

    For generations, Minnesota has been known for its clean elections and its best-in-the-nation voter turnout. But you'd hardly know it this year, with suspicion lurking in every precinct and Minnesotans mobilizing by the thousands to sniff out voter fraud, voter suppression or partisan trickery.

    Blame it on Florida 2000 and the bitter aftermath. Blame it on Minnesota's role as a swing state in a deadlocked presidential race. Blame it on the hyper-partisan political climate. Blame it on Minnesota's secretary of state, blame it on Congress, blame the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Whatever you blame, Minnesota has never seen anything quite like the perfect storm rolling toward this Election Day.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 1:22 PM



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