Update, Article Published:
Why is this important?
A key part of Mark Ritchie’s job is to oversee electoral recounts in Minnesota.
In early 2009 Mark Ritchie judged that his Wellstone Action Advisory Committee and Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party colleague Al Franken had won a Minnesota U.S. Senate seat, even though Republican opponent Norm Coleman was ahead on election night.
The recount was dogged with controversy, with allegations that Franken’s votes were illegally counted.
Currently, Mark Ritchie is overseeing another election recount. This could give the Minnesota governorship to another of Ritchie’s Wellstone Action Advisory Committee and Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party colleagues, Mark Dayton.
One of the Communist Party USA members linked to Mark Ritchie, labor leader Mark Froemke used his union to endorse Al Franken.
In October 2009 Mark Froemke was the Fargo Moorehead organizer for a 10 Days of Labor Action campaign in support of Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton.
The fact that Mark Ritchie has documented covert ties to the Communist Party USA must bring his neutrality as an election overseer into severe doubt.
The voters of Minnesota deserve better.
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