While it seems like Minnesota may achieve the highest turnout in the state’s history, over 500 citizens ran into unforeseen problems. Some simply did not know where to go, while others were denied the right to vote at all. KFAI’s Micheal Bracher spoke with Mike Dean from the Election Protection Group, a nonprofit organization offering a hotline for voters running into election trouble.
Environment and arts supporters in Minnesota are working together to change the state’s constitution in order to have a dedicated source of funding. While this seems like a good idea to some, the issue is not as simple as deciding to support the arts and environment or not. KFAI’s Angela Furry reports.
Immigrants rights supporters followed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer to a fundraiser in Columbia Heights on Wednesday, June 16. About 40 people gathered in front of Historic Heights Bed and Breakfast to draw attention to Emmer’s support of Arizona’s anti-immigration legislation, also known as SB 1070. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.
St. Paul citizens may have a choice about how to vote for future municipal seat elections come November. A petition to put instant runoff voting (IRV) on the St. Paul ballot is currently under legal scrutiny. The St. Paul Better Ballot Campaign believes that if IRV is approved, it would ease the voting process.
KFAI’s Maria Almli filed this story on Monday, June 30, 2008
Citizens under 18 got to practice voting today along with their parents, thanks to the Kid’s Voting Program. Over 16,000 Minnesota minors participated in 2006 and more are expected to turn out this year. KFAI reporter, Michelle Alimoradi interviewed Executive Director, Tracy Warnberg Lemm of the Kid’s Voting Saint Paul chapter.
Lennie Chism’s conversation with Civil Rights Legend Marion Barry, Voting Rights, Past, Present, Future, Our Struggle to Vote on KFAI Radio, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, Joined in the conversation by Donald Allen, and Mel Reeves.