Sen. Melisa Franzen (DFL - Edina) recently proposed a Senate Resolution to pigeon-hole Republicans into blindly ignoring any constituent concerns around potential election irregularities. GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R - East Gull Lake) offered an alternative resolution. While both resolutions condemned the unrest on Jan. 6 at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Franzen's proposed resolution stated the legislators were "committed to upholding the results of the free and fair election that was just held".
The fact of the matter is that there is a large portion of the country that has concerns around the integrity of our elections, and valid questions from concerned citizens should not be simply brushed aside as Franzen and the DFL leadership would like to do. As Majority Leader Gazelka mentioned on Jan. 11 , elected officials "don't get to decide if people are wrong and shouldn't have the opinions they have".
And in the MN House, the DFL has recently committed to removing additional election integrity safeguards. Bill HF 9 introduced by Rep. Emma Greenman (DFL - Minneapolis) proposes automatic voter registration, restoration of voting rights for convicted felons, and aims to "strengthen" absentee balloting - by removing the witness requirement, i.e., further removing accountability in the absentee voting process.
Contact Sen. Franzen, who is the MN Senator for SD49, and our House Representatives to let then know that you oppose removing additional voting procedure safeguards, or continuing the practices that had so many questioning the integrity of the 2020 election. CLICK HERE to see their contact information on our website.