Election 2022

Fact check: Anti-abortion pregnancy centers receive millions in state funding in Minnesota

BY: - June 27, 2022

Republican Lt. Gov. candidate Matt Birk incorrectly said in a Saturday Facebook post that all Minnesota so-called crisis pregnancy centers are privately funded.

Crockett is part of a national push to recruit an ‘army’ of activists to watch elections

BY: - June 23, 2022

Kim Crockett, Minnesota Republicans’ presumptive nominee for secretary of state, is part of a national right wing network recruiting an army of activists to become poll workers, stoking fear among Democratic voting rights activists that they’ll seek to intimidate voters.  

U.S. House members warned about disinformation in upcoming campaigns

BY: - June 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — Experts on election security warned lawmakers during a U.S. House Administration hearing on Wednesday of targeted disinformation campaigns that could occur in the upcoming midterm and presidential elections. The panel of witnesses also stressed to members of the subcommittee on elections the dangers of conspiracy groups and their reach in sowing disinformation about […]

Walz tries to revive talk of ‘Walz checks’; Republicans remain opposed

BY: - June 20, 2022

Gov. Tim Walz tried to revive the possibility of direct payments to taxpayers in an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy on Sunday, saying he wants a “15-minute special session” to give individuals about $1,000 and families about $2,000, using half of the state’s budget surplus. Walz, who is seeking re-election this fall, sounded like he […]

Sources: Sen. Omar Fateh misled DFL colleagues about federal perjury case

BY: - June 3, 2022

State Sen. Omar Fateh of Minneapolis misled Senate Democratic leaders about his relationship with a man recently convicted of perjury, according to two DFL sources with knowledge of the conversations. Fateh’s brother-in-law and 2020 campaign volunteer Muse Mohamud Mohamed was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury last month, in a case stemming from a federal investigation into ballot fraud during the DFL 2020 primary. 

Frustrated Democrats call for GOP help on federal gun laws after mass school shooting

BY: - May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday implored Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan gun control legislation, following a mass school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in Texas. Tuesday’s massacre was the nation’s second-deadliest mass school shooting since another at Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Finstad appears to be the GOP nominee in 1st Congressional District, will face Ettinger

BY: - May 25, 2022

Brad Finstad, state director for USDA Rural Development under former President Donald Trump, appeared to eke out a win Tuesday in the special primary election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn in the 1st District. Minnesota Republicans breathed a sigh of relief, as Finstad beat more polarizing candidates state Rep. Jeremy Munson, who […]

Minnesota GOP endorses election denier to oversee elections

BY: - May 25, 2022

Voting rights advocates are alarmed by Minnesota Republicans’ endorsed candidate for secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett, who has called the 2020 election “rigged.”  She played a video at the state Republican convention with the theme “Sending out an SOS” that portrayed the election system in crisis and controlled by a Jewish puppet master, George Soros, with the caption, “Let’s wreck elec­tions forever and ever.”

State GOP apologizes for Soros video, defends Kim Crockett

BY: - May 19, 2022

The chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party has apologized for a campaign video shown at the recent state party convention that showed Jewish Holocaust survivor George Soros as a puppet master controlling Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, who is also Jewish. The puppet master motif, which was used in a campaign video for GOP-endorsed […]

Minnesota GOP secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett is getting famous — in Israel

BY: - May 18, 2022

Kim Crockett, who won her party’s endorsement Friday to become the Republican nominee for secretary of state, is being condemned for campaign imagery she used at the state GOP convention showing George Soros as a puppet master, an old antisemitic theme. The headline in the Jerusalem Post reads “GOP-backed Minnesota politician: Jewish incumbent is controlled […]

Chaska doctor, COVID-19 skeptic wins GOP endorsement in governor’s race

BY: - May 14, 2022

Chaska family doctor Scott Jensen, who rose to prominence by questioning the scientific community’s consensus about the danger of COVID-19 and the safety of vaccines, won the Republican Party endorsement for governor Saturday in Rochester.

After a slow start, Republicans begin making endorsements

BY: - May 14, 2022

After a shaky start — long lines that led to a delayed start followed by a battle over whether to use paper ballots rather than an electronic voting system — Minnesota Republicans got down to business Friday and began their state convention. Videos of riots and burning buildings in the Twin Cities, Democratic Rep. John […]