Information about a voter’s political party choice in next Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” presidential primary would only go to the national party for narrowly-defined purposes — that under a bill the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House passed tonight. Republicans warn, because early voting is already under way in Minnesota, it changes the rules in the middle of the game. Minneapolis Democrat Raymond Dehn (DEEN) responds, “We’re not changing anything midstream. The ballot’s still the same. The people on the ballot is still the same.”
Governor Tim Walz is urging the House and Senate to reach a compromise, so people don’t decide *not* to vote next Tuesday because they’re worried their party-choice information could fall into the wrong hands. But House Speaker Melissa Hortman says she’s not super-optimistic there will be an agreement.