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Ritchie looks toward last several months as Minnesota’s secretary of state

June 20, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

State official speaks at District 22 DFL event
FULDA Mark Ritchie has a found a deep love for books on tape. Continue Reading

Minnesota Secretary of State on tour to promoting voting

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At 78 percent, Minnesota has the highest voter turnout in the land during presidential election years. But that didn’t stop Secretary of State Mark Ritchie from touring northwest Minnesota on Monday to spread the word about voting. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Ritchie let politics sway ballot decision

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As Minnesota secretary of state, Mark Ritchie may have had the authority to rename the two amendments as he did.
But he should have had the wisdom to show more restraint. Continue Reading

Minnesota Secretary of State Ritchie steps into voter ID battle

April 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Thrust into the partisan hothouse of back-to-back statewide recounts, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie went out of his way to take on a referee persona despite the “D’ after his name. But on the voter ID constitutional amendment now headed to the November ballot, he’s openly taken a side. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s chief elections officer to appear before Congress

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was due to appear before a House subcommittee in Washington. He’s one of two secretaries testifying at a hearing about what went right and wrong during the 2010 election. The other is from Colorado. Continue Reading

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Governor race recount could end by Dec. 14

November 5, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to have a governor’s race recount wrapped up by mid-December. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Re-elect Ritchie Minnesota secretary of state

October 27, 2010 in INFORUM

If ever a secretary of state was tested, it was in 2008 during the recount of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Continue Reading

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Snapshot of secretary of state race

October 9, 2010 in INFORUM

Top issue: Whether voters need photo IDs to ensure fair election

ST. PAUL The big issue in Minnesota’s secretary of state race is clear: whether voters should present photo identification cards before casting ballots. Continue Reading