Secretary of State Mark Ritchie accused of overstepping his office

  • Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 5, 2012 - 6:04 AM

Senators filed complaint over use of taxpayer funds to oppose voter ID issue.

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jellybeans48Oct. 4, 12 9:00 PM

Mark Ritchie uses his office to take a stand on what he wants or thinks, rather than in a voting booth like the rest of us. A lot of our representatives vote on their own personal agenda, rather than what is best for all Minnesotan (ie: gambling revenue)Changing the wording on a legislative passed amendment (ie voter id) is just an example of his arrogance. I can't wait for him to be removed from office. He is not good for Minnesota

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saintdonOct. 4, 12 9:23 PM

He is a felon in my opinion. He allows cheating. He promotes cheating. He cheats. Why? Because he thinks he's smarter than you.....but he cheats. Remember cheaters in high school.....were they smart ?

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kingtutskyOct. 4, 12 9:46 PM

Liberals say Mark Ritchie is non-partisan. vote no

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sunnyreaderOct. 4, 12 9:53 PM

I would say that Mark Ritchie is using his office to advocate on behalf of voters who will be negatively impacted if this form of Voter ID passes, which includes deployed service men and women. Since he is suppose to protecting the rights of voters he is simply doing his job.

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minnexyzOct. 4, 12 9:55 PM

Let the reign of terror begin.

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JP55901Oct. 4, 1210:05 PM

jellybeans... it is state statute for the Secretary of State to name amendments. It is the law! Ritchie HAD to do it.

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gop4cavemenOct. 4, 1210:14 PM

On the "A picture is worth a thousand words" front:

Here we have two white haired white guys leading the charge in favor of making voter suppress--er, sorry, voter "I.D."--part of the Minnesota Constitution. Any doubt then why the sub-title of the amendment should be "A Constitutional Amendment to Discourage Voting By Folk Who Don't Look and Think Much Like You 'n Me"?

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johneramone4Oct. 4, 1210:28 PM

Mark Ritchie belongs in a jail cell. He is the definitive example of shady politics at its worst.

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swmnguyOct. 4, 1210:36 PM

I know some people who don't like Mark Ritchie from personal experience. But when two of the craziest, most extreme partisans in the Legislature make accusations against Ritchie, I can't give it much credence.

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Truckman182Oct. 4, 1210:53 PM

Honestly it matters not what kind of high jinx Mr. Ritchie tries to play. The Voter ID ammendment will pass with absolute flying colors. If I have to show ID to buy cough medicine and spray paint in Minnesota I should have to show it to do something as important as voting.....

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