Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie did his best to sidestep any controversy during a Town Hall-style meeting at Rasmussen College in Eagan on Tuesday night.
Even though the meeting was billed as a discussion regarding the Voter ID and same-sex marriage amendments, Ritchie spent much of the event talking about the state's electoral procedures, voter verification procedures and the role his office plays during election time.
The secretary, who has been accused of bias by Republican legislators for his alleged opposition to Voter ID, declined to discuss his stance on the Voter ID amendment directly. Instead, he highlighted the state's voter registration safety procedures and claimed that there is no proof of widespread, intentional voter fraud in Minnesota.
"In 150 years, we don't have any record of somebody coming in to a polling place, saying 'I'm Betty Johnson,' and then voting, and they weren't Betty Johnson," Ritchie said.
Watch Ritchie's comments on voter fraud and voter registration procedures by viewing both videos attached to this article.