One week in of six and change and our great Secretary of State has given us the stats for mail ballots requested and mail ballots voted and accepted, broken down by county to boot! Statewide, one and a quarter million have been requested and a 3% have been returned and accepted. A couple metro counties, Goodhue, and Steele have over 10% of ballots back and accepted, Polk, Renville, Todd and Traverse are almost there, and out here in what we currently call CD7 Redwood leads the state with about 30% with Wilkin at about 23%! Several more CD7 counties have bettered the state average of 3%, a few are a bit short of that but it’s just the first week. But the election officials in this long list of counties should hang their heads in shame and then get cracking’, as they haven’t accepted a single ballot: Beltrami, Clay, Grant, Lincoln, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pipestone, and Red Lake… You’d better have some ballots accepted by next weeks report or were gonna be more than suspicious!
Here’s the link to the SOS stats: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/data-maps/absentee-data/#