Conservative groups to create “voter surveillance teams”

Several conservative groups, including Minnesota Majority, say they’re enlisting “voter surveillance teams” to monitor the November Election. Minnesota Majority’s Jeff Davis says the group says they’re aiming to prevent voter fraud. He says they’ll closely watch and videotape buses and vans dropping off a large number of voters at polling site and will watch for people who are vouching that voters live in the correct precinct to ensure that they know who they are. Davis says they’ll also run $50,000 worth of radio ads touting their plan.

DFL Party Chair Brian Melendez says the initiative is less to do about checking for voter fraud and more to do with voter suppression.

You can read my story on the issue here.