Ritchie resumes a familiar place in political hot seat

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2012 - 10:55 PM

After presiding over two tumultuous recounts, he now faces criticism over decision to change titles of two ballot amendments.

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LiberalOne46Jul. 13, 1210:53 PM

What do you call someone who attempts to unduly influence the results of an election? A fraud or a crook or just another Chicago type democrat politician? Ritchie is trying to do just that by changing titles on ballot amendments. I suspect Republican voters are smart enough to figure it out.

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pppressfanJul. 13, 1211:13 PM

B as in B and S as in S. Soros founded Ritchie Rich is doing nothing more than trying to deflect theview of our elected officials. He needs to be called on his bias.

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GjbrayJul. 13, 1211:25 PM

Democrat hack - plain and simple. Minnesota has become the home of crooked politics and fraud - that is the national image. How sad.

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jhb8426Jul. 14, 1212:26 AM

They really should get a new pic of this guy. This one is pretty annoying.

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elmore1Jul. 14, 12 3:34 AM

Can't recall seeing such a blatant abuse of power by a high ranking official in MN. Dayton/Rybak and the Vikings stadium also comes to mind. I guess the good old DFL in MN is changing...

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raygunrevoltJul. 14, 12 7:03 AM

Mark Ritchie's continued abuse of his office and the public trust is pathetic. I've never seen such blatant partisanship in a typically invisible office. He needs to be removed. He is the worst of the worst and I am disgusted that he represents our state.

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banbigotsJul. 14, 12 7:14 AM

GOP should remember Mary Kiffmeyer's behavior when she held the office.

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jastkeJul. 14, 12 8:13 AM

Critics of Ritchie should cite any incidents in which he has broken the law. Since there are no such incidents it means the critics and the legislators who wrote the original titles are the ones injecting politics into the matter, not Ritchie.

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bik4u62Jul. 14, 12 8:17 AM

State law gives ballot naming power to the Secretary of State. The state Constitution gives naming power on Constitutional matters to the Legislature. While posters on this board have apparently never in their lives seen more blatant partisanship and/or abuse of power, state legal experts are divided enough to call in the Supreme Court. Do we prefer due process or mob rule? Boy - tough call. That's an awfully smart mob out there.

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tromanJul. 14, 12 8:21 AM

Institutionalizing a minority group's ideological hatred and limiting democracy for political gain when there is no evidence of a problem are never going to pass anyway in a state as politically literate as Minnesota. Take that stuff somewhere more rural, and you might have a chance. Minnesota ain't Mississippi.

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