Instead of multiple chapters
What do I think about the current state of elections in Minnesota? Well, I’m glad you asked…
As of Jan 24, 2024, the three-sentence version is this:
The Minnesota Legislature, which is responsible for elections according to US Constitution, is corrupt top down and bottom up as demonstrated by their participation in voting in favor of amendments to election law that reduce transparency and openness. It is perhaps only with elections monitored by the military, such as the National Guard, that fair elections can occur to replace almost all seated senators and representatives (both Democrats and Republicans) to thereby have a representative body capable of rewriting election codes that align with transparency, auditability, and public involvement. Until that point, proceeding at the county, city, and township level, as well as within the political parties, with whatever local action is possible within the corrupt laws already written is necessary, to at minimum demonstrate the political will to stand up to and against tyrannical codes, and while doing so help fellow men and women come to terms with the reality of the situation.
Support for that three-sentence summary on all things elections as of today, Jan 24, 2024:
Article 1, Sec 4, Clause 1 of US Constitution states: The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The Legislative Branch of Minnesota, which includes almost ALL Democrat and Republican representatives and senators, have ALREADY or are continuing to cooperate with the undermining will of people through writing/passing bills which destroy honest elections. (And the governor has not vetoed these bills.)
The Executive Branch, between AG and SOS, have not administered elections lawfully nor upheld the law when broken. The governor has not vetoed bills which are in conflict with the Minnesota Constitution.
The Judicial Branch has colluded with the Executive Branch to subvert elections. See the case of Judge Sarah Grewing, who should have recused herself from NAACP v. Simon and LaRose v. Simon, who later received 180 out of the total 700 judicial complaints in the year 2021, for issuing the consent decrees which in part waived the witness signature requirements for absentee/mail-in ballots, leading to a floodgate opening in 2020 where 60% of Minnesota's certified totals were absentee/mail-in. (Absentee/mail-in already represents the weakest chain of custody method of voting—removing witness signature means anyone or any organization capable of printing ballots or in collecting absentee ballots can sway an election.)
Article 1, Sec 2. of State of Minnesota Constitution says: No member of this state shall be disfranchised or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the state otherwise than as punishment for a crime of which the party has been convicted.
Under Article 1 Sec. 8 of State of Minnesota Constitution, any Minnesotan may petition their government for redress of grievance based upon the disenfranchisement of their right to vote by the demonstrated ease of cancellation of their vote through illegitimate and illegal means.
Counties, cities, and townships, recognizing that the Legislature is corrupt top down and bottom up, to protect their elections, should do whatever possible within the current law, even as those election codes seem to diminish their options. Else they are proving they are completely out of touch with current events, or worse. It is usually members of the boards of these jurisdictions that have to put their name on the election returns. Do they wish to continue certifying manipulated elections?
If those seated in county, city, and township roles wish to abdicate their responsibility, then they should not be surprised if someone runs against them in the very next election.
It is my opinion that candidates who wish to replace the current members of the Minnesota senate or house of representatives (or a local seat, such as a county commissioner) should demonstrate their understanding of the above to the people (who will decide whether they are elected) before their consideration to be seated. Knowing that the election was allowed to be rigged (but watched by military) is not quite enough.
If one was to simplify what Minnesota election law could be, it might read like this:
- All processes shall be open and transparent.
- If electronic tabulators used, then ALL log files and records, including ALL original ballots, shall be publicly accessible within 24 hours after each election.
- If electronic tabulators, computers, or other hardware and software are used, then ALL post election audits of machines must be conducted within 2 days.
- Regardless of whether electronic tabulators are used, 100% of ballots will be hand counted and hand tallied for every candidate race.
- All discrepancies between electronic tally (if used) and hand tally must be investigated and adjudicated before canvassing.
- No matter which voting method is used, there shall be (major) party balance in all handling of ballots.
- Voting must be at a voting precinct on Election Day.
- No absentee except military overseas.
- Voter ID required to vote.
I didn't come up with those law suggestions. A friend of mine did. I edited slightly. Plus, a version of the above has probably already been stated by many across the country in many different ways.