Fault for voter woes lies with counties, Ritchie suggests

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says the reports of people being dropped from voting rolls — documented here throughout the day — is a county problem. “Voter registration is handled at the county level,” he told MPR’s Tom Weber tonight. “With 3 million voters, there’s going to be problems in the system.”

He also dismissed a Minnesota Independent report claiming Somali interpreters were telling people to vote for Norm Coleman. “We haven’t heard any of that particular kind of complaint and normally the election judges are pretty much on top of that,” he said.

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