In St. Louis County, the request seeks: tape results, tally sheets, any result revisions, polling rosters, same day registration sign-ins, the number of accepted and rejected absentee ballots, copies of all absentee ballot envelopes, copies of all voter registration applications and absentee ballot applications, any communication with the Dayton campaign, names of election judges, Election Day incident reports and names of all people who applied for absentee ballots.
But county election officials are also required by law to update the rolls for voting history and same-day registered voters, which is priority No. 1 in most offices right now.
Patricia Stolee, St. Louis County's Director of Elections, was unaware of the suit but said some requested items cannot be made public until the rolls are updated. She has a three-person staff working on that.
Minnesota law states: "No polling place roster may be inspected until the voting history for that precinct has been posted. No voter registration application may be inspected until the information on it has been entered into the statewide registration system."
Now I find this to be pretty interesting really. Small government conservatives want to shrink government so that it can conveniently fit into our bedrooms. With all of the cuts that counties and small local governments have been hit with the past 8 years, I wonder how this process has been slowed by these cuts.
So while Tony and his mob hurl frivolous lawsuits and rant incessantly about election integrity, our hard working public employee's work diligently to ensure we got it right. I can't wait for another Brodkorb/Sutton/Emmer press conference!
Fortunately, we obtained footage of Tony Sutton preparing for his next press conference.
And it gets better. Last night I saw the following tweet from Mitch Berg.
Say Dayton wins recount. What do we get? A mentally ill alcholic who's never fnished a job in his life. Thanks, DFL.#stribpol #mn2010Hmm...interesting.
Two can play this game...
Say Emmer steals recount. What do we get? DUI's, doesn't pay his bills, 7 mortgages. Fiscal conservative my ass...#stribpol #mn2010