GOP elections bill would create ballot board observers; require ballot boards to be livestreamed

A lot more eyes — and video cameras — could be watching absentee ballot boxes and boards that accept or reject absentee ballots under legislation making its way through the GOP-controlled Minnesota Senate. A major elections bill (SF 3469) would mandate that counties allow observers — appointed by political parties and candidates —  to watch ballot boards, which examine absentee ballot envelopes to determine if ballots should be accepted or rejected.