Introducing Election Fast Facts
Do you wonder whether all the talk of “massive voter fraud” is true? Do you have questions about how we don’t know that people are voting more than once? Have you heard that Minnesota election results could be hacked and changed through the internet? If you have questions like these, or want to talk to others that have questions, this blog post is for you.
With all the press coverage and political commentary on recent elections and election performance, many voters are looking for information to help them understand how their elections work and why they should trust election results. Unfortunately state and local election websites may not present election information in a way that is easy to find or easy to understand. News media provides information on current issues or questions on elections, however news articles can be long articles which can take time to read and may be difficult understand. They also frequently do not contain much data and may reflect a specific policy viewpoint.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. Our goal with this election information is to provide information to voters that they can use and trust on how elections work and the performance of our elections in Minnesota. This includes providing data on areas where there are problems with elections such as ineligible people voting and rejection of absentee ballots, while also providing information to provide a perspective on the magnitude of these problems in the context of overall election performance with over 3.2 million votes cast in the 2020 General Election.