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Judge says online voter registration illegal

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie illegally set up an online voter registration system, a judge ruled today.

Ramsey County Judge John Guthmann ordered Ritchie to end online registration at midnight Tuesday, but said anyone who has registered via the Internet by then will not have to register again. After that, the judge ruled, registration will be void.

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Ritchie's office had no immediate comment.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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