Honest Elections

This letter is paid content. Here is some additional information about counting ballots in Minnesota’s November election. Minnesota’s “ballot board” laws are not being enforced by Secretary of State Simon. In some Minnesota cities and counties ballot boards are not being appointed, Winona County has a ballot board. In others absentee ballots are being counted by staff members with no representation by the political parties. Also absentee ballots no longer require a witness signature. Also ballots delivered within 7 days of the election will be counted as long as they are postmarked by Election Day. Any race that is at all close will not be decided for 8 to 10 days. Also Minnesota now allows ballot harvesting. Do you believe we will have a fair election on November 3rd?

Jerry Papenfuss

Winona, Minn.