from Patriot News
TO THE EDITOR:
Make Way for More Election Fraud. Last week I attended my Election Judge (EJ) Training for the Primary here in Sherburne County, and learned some disturbing facts. We were told that if you are pre-registered to vote with your name already on the voter rolls, you have been verified as a US citizen and therefore eligible.
If you are not already registered, you may register/vote on Election Day provided you have a photo ID such as a MN Driver’s license and a utility bill.
Prior to 10/1/23, a MN Driver’s License meant that you are a US citizen, but with Minnesota’s recently passed, “Driver Licenses for All”, that is no longer true.
If we as EJs have to accept this ID when processing a same day registration, what happens with that person’s ballot? Well, it goes in with the rest of the ballots!
“What if it turns out that the person was not a citizen. . .” (A verification that is apparently not even scheduled to be performed until AFTER election certification!) “. . .how do we remove that ballot from the rest of them?”
The response was you don’t. If a ballot is ever removed from the “pile”, it would be done “randomly”.
The county stated that they don’t expect any non-citizens to vote as they don’t expect anyone to cheat, or falsely sign their citizen “oath”, (a felony), and even if people did cheat, there would not be enough of them to make a difference in outcome.
Did we not just invalidate the integrity of our whole election process?
Bret R. Collier
Big Lake, MN