Most research into election fraud began in the six battleground or swing states, yet after numerous other states reported integrity issues the research has widened. We’re hoping to expand our coverage to every state in the US. The sections below outline what we know so far about Minnesota.


Election Integrity Scorecard

The Heritage Foundation’s Election Integrity Scorecard is an assessment of each state’s voting laws, written regulations and procedures. Minnesota was ranked equal 34th out of 51.

Election Integrity Scorecard

Minnesota's Total Score 51%
Voter ID Implementation 15%
Accuracy of Voter Registration Lists 70%
Absentee Ballot Management 86%
Vote Harvesting/Trafficking Restrictions 50%
Access of Election Observers 0%
Verification of Citizenship 0%
Identification for Voter Assistance 0%
Vote Counting Practices 100%
Election Litigation Procedures 33%
Restriction of Same-day Registration 0%
Restriction of Automatic Registration 100%
Restriction of Private Funding of Election Officials or Government Agencies 0%

View the full Scorecard for Minnesota

It’s important to note that the scores above reflect the laws, regulations, and processes that exist within the state, but not whether they were actually followed. In the 2020 election, some states with highly-rated election integrity measures did not uphold them. 1 As The Heritage Foundation reminds us, even the best laws are not worth much unless responsible officials enforce them rigorously. It is up to the citizens of each state to make sure that their elected and appointed public officials do just that.

Illegal Ballot Harvesting

In September 2020, two months prior to the election, investigative journalists from Project Veritas exposed an illegal ballot harvesting operation in the City of Minneapolis, thanks to Omar Jamal, employee of the Ramsey County Sheriff Department and chairman of the Somali Watchdog Group. Their reports 2 3 indicate that:

  • Ballots were collected or “harvested” for the benefit of City Councillor Jamal Osman, with video footage of his brother Liban Osman boasting about having 300 ballots in his car 2

  • Somali Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (Democrat), her campaign manager Ali Isse Gainey, and other associates were also implicated, allegedly paying approximately $250,000 in cash payments to at least forty workers on the ground (of which Liban was just one) 3 2

  • The scheme operated in at least three locations inside Hennepin County, Ward 6, as a “ballot harvesting triangle”: the Riverside Plaza apartments, the senior citizen community at Horn Towers and the Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services office at 980 E. Hennepin Ave., which also functions as a voting location and ballot drop-off site. Harvesters allegedly knocked on doors and collected unopened mail-in ballots from every resident. 2

  • The operation targeted the 80,000–100,000 Somali immigrants in Minnesota (while many in the Somali community were aware of it) 3

  • It also involved corrupt election judges and voting booth interpreters that accompanied voters and filled out their ballots for them 3

The voter turnout in Hennepin County in 2018 was shockingly high. We may now have the explanation. If what appears in the Project Veritas video is accurate the results of every election that touched Hennepin County in 2018 are in question.”

— Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, Sep 29, 2020 4

The Omar campaign released a statement that “the amount of truth to this story is…zero” 4 and several mainstream media channels were quick to dismiss the report as incorrect and “deceptive” (including Fox9 which got the story quite wrong 5), however several of them later issued retractions. Despite media attempts to discredit him, The New York Times themselves appear to view Omar Jamal as a reliable source, having published at least 10 articles quoting him on matters relating to the Somali community. 6 After the The New York Times refused to retract their inaccurate and defamatory reporting, Project Veritas issued a lawsuit. Documents later revealed that The New York Times considers their articles about Project Veritas mere “unverifiable expression of opinion” and not to be taken seriously. The court decisions thus far appear to lean in favor of Project Veritas. 7

Seth Keshel’s Trend Analysis

Former US military intelligence officer and statistical analyst Seth Keshel analyzed the trends of voter registrations versus actual votes and discovered alarming anomalies in a number of counties, ones that defy typical historical trends. He has published a report for every state, indicating which counties’ vote counts align with the trend in voter registrations and which have small or large divergences.

Seth Keshel County Trend Map for Minnesota

Chart legend: Red = Rampant Fraud, Yellow = Likely/Suspect, Green = Clean

Trump votes Biden votes Other votes
Officially reported results 1484065 (45.28%) 1717077 (52.40%) 76023 (2.32%)
Estimate of potential fraud 228000 (7.0%)
Estimate of actual result
(with fraud removed)
1484065 (48.7%) 1489077 (48.8%) 76023 (2.5%)

Seth estimates that there may be approximately 228,000 votes for Biden in excess of what Minnesota registration trends would indicate — a possible indicator of fraud. Counties with the greatest number of excess votes deserve closer inspection.

Seth has listed Minnesota’s Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Saint Louis, and Wright counties as being among the Nation’s Top 100 Worst Counties in terms of abnormal trends during the 2020 election.

View Seth’s National Summary   View Seth’s Minnesota Report

Dominion Voting Machines

Minnesota used Dominion Voting Machines in at least some counties. Numerous integrity issues have been uncovered with Dominion.

Learn about Dominion

The polling and tabulation equipment used for each county in the US is listed at Verified Voting, although see our disclaimer 8. They also have a detailed database including photographs of the various models of voting equipment. Note that the polling and ballot marking equipment is different to the scanning and tabulation equipment — both need to be highly secure, and in most cases are not.

Voting machines and computerized tabulation equipment have introduced many vulnerabilities and avenues for manipulation in elections. Cybersecurity experts tell us that there is no such thing as a fully secure computer system, and the more complex our voting systems and election systems get, with more moving parts and connections, the more impossible it will be for any state or county to defend against a nation-state-level threat. Local counties running elections can no longer defend against these motivated and well-funded foreign nations. The efficiency gains brought by machines are not reason enough to tolerate the loss of security, accountability, and transparency.

Elections need to return to paper ballots and mechanical or hand counting to minimize the threat of cyber attacks and manipulation by fraud. Let your state representative, county clerk, county commissioners, and Secretary of State know your opinion about this.

The Arizona Ballot Integrity Project is one such initiative promoting new, ultra-secure paper ballots with state-of-the-art security features to prevent fraud and help restore faith in elections. Learn more about the initiative.

Alleged Interference from Mark & Priscilla Zuckerberg

Multiple reports 9 10 11 12 13 14 accuse charities supported by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife of illegally influencing the 2020 presidential election in multiple states, including Minnesota. Through their donations of $400 million into charities like The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), millions poured into the key swing states of Michigan 15, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia, Nevada, as well as Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia, in violation of federal law. 12

25 out of the 26 cities and counties that received at least $1 million from CTCL were won by Biden in 2020. 10

Zuckerbucks / Zuckerberg donations to swing states 2020

Zuckerberg donations through the CTCL to the key swing states. Source: US Representative Tenny, Dec 21, 2021

Having paid poll workers in one district and only minimal volunteers in Republican districts added to the disparity while counting the votes, which could lead to inaccurate tallies.

The American Voter’s Alliance published a detailed investigative report on this issue, as did RealClear Investigations, InfluenceWatch, and Caesar Rodney Election Research Institute.

As of March 2022, twelve states have either banned or severely restricted the acceptance and use of private funds for state and local elections: AZ, AK, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, MS, ND, OH, TN, and TX. Another 5 states have passed anti-Zuckerbucks legislation that is awaiting a Republican governor’s signature: AL, OK, SD and VA. We’re hoping that more will soon follow suit.

Other Reports

A team of scientists from produced the following reports:

Get Involved

Volunteers are needed to help verify the irregularities found. One key way this is done is through voter canvassing, with teams analyzing the county and state records and voter rolls, and others going door-to-door to identify whether the records match the actual residents living at the address.

Learn more about Canvassing Volunteer in Your State

State Representatives Supporting Election Integrity & Audits

Following the results of the Maricopa Arizona Forensic Audit, 188 state representatives from 39 states signed a letter asking for forensic audits in all 50 states. The signatories for Minnesota include:

  • Representative Erik Mortensen
  • Representative Glenn Gruenhagen
  • Representative Jeremy Munson
  • Representative John Poston
  • Representative Shane Mekeland
  • Representative Steve Drazkowski
  • Senator Bruce Anderson

Minnesota Congressman Pete Stauber is part of the US Congress Election Integrity Caucus, a group of 55 federal members working together on issues of election integrity to ensure that Americans in every state and territory have confidence in free, fair, accurate, and transparent elections.

Election Audit Groups on Telegram

To join the grassroots efforts in pursuing election integrity and audits of the 2020 election in Minnesota, you can join the following groups on Telegram:

For other states, see our Full List of Telegram Channels. has no affiliation with nor any responsibility for these channels. Discern carefully, as some users and even admins of channels have shown obstruction to transparent audits of our elections.

Raw Data

We aim to publish links to both the raw election data and voter registration data for Minnesota so that citizens and researchers can analyze this information for themselves.

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Certified Election Results
Currently unknown

In most states, the certified election results are available from the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections. Check their website for details. States are also required by HAVA law to inform the public of how many absentee ballots were both sent and received to uniformed services and overseas voters.
Voter Registration Rolls/Database
Currently unknown

In some states, these are freely available from the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections. Check their website. In other states, voter rolls must be purchased and/or accessed via a signed legal agreement. Some officials are also obstructing access to the rolls, to make auditing difficult. Let us know via Telegram or via the comment section below if you experience issues.
Cast Vote Records Ordros Analytics has collated a repository of Cast Vote Records (CVRs) which list everyone who voted in the Nov 2020 election. Only some counties in some states are represented, but the list is growing.
The New York Times 2020 Election Results Results for all states, with several maps and charts.
Data Explorer Tool Our own tool for inspecting the 2020 New York Times data, including the time-series data of how the counting progressed. Also provides download links for raw JSON or CSV data, including counts for every precinct and county.
US Election Atlas Detailed results for 2020 and previous years. Some data is freely accessible on their website, while some, such as detailed historic results in CSV format, are purchasable for a fee.
This appears to be the source commonly used by Seth Keshel for his analysis, although we have not officially confirmed this.
2020 General Election Data & Research A broad collection of national stats, vote and registration counts, time-series data, voting machine information and manuals, PDF reports, and other research collated by citizen auditors.
Election Night Time-Series Data from Edison

Provides more detail than is available from the New York Times, and includes numerous interactive charts.
Download ZIP of Raw Data
Published by Jeff O’Donnell,
Weekly HAVV SSN Reports

Social Security Administration (SSA) Weekly Data for Help America Vote Verification (HAVV) Transactions by State.
Learn more about this data
Published by Jeff O’Donnell,

If you have additional sources of election data, please let us know via Telegram, Twitter or post a comment below to assist.

Further Leads

Show List of Further Leads

The following list of election allegations and links was collated by with public contributions. Some items have not been reviewed for accuracy, but we provide them below in case they contain important information that we have not covered elsewhere. Remember to use your own discernment.

Beyond Minnesota, additional links of nationwide relevance are available on our Further Leads page.

Footnotes & References

  1. Looking at the nationwide trends over the 2020 election, it became commonplace to stretch or completely ignore the laws for absentee/mail-in ballot eligibility, bulk ballot collection, independent observation, voter ID, signature verification, citizenship verification, removal of inactive/ineligible voters from rolls, voting machine accreditation, retention of election records, transparency of operations, and numerous other laws. Most breaches have not yet been prosecuted. 

  2. Project Veritas: “Ilhan Omar Connected Cash-For-Ballots Voter Fraud Scheme Corrupts Elections: ‘These Here Are All Absentee Ballots…Look…My Car Is Full…” ‘Money Is The King Of Everything’”, Sep 27, 2021  2 3 4

  3. Project Veritas: “Caught In The Act: Ballot Harvester On Camera Exchanging Cash For General Election Ballot… “She’s [Ilhan Omar] The One Who Came Up With All This … We Are Taking The Money And We’ll Vote For You … We Don’t Care Illegal.””, Sept 29, 2020  2 3 4

  4. KSTP Eyewitness News: “Hennepin County attorney says no reports of ‘ballot harvesting’ prior to allegations from Project Veritas, MPD evaluating ‘validity’”, Sep 29, 2020  2

  5. Fox9 released a video report and article attempting to debunk the Project Veritas investigation, however James O’Keefe from Project Veritas subsequently issued a video response identifying the misinformation and selective editing done by Fox: “James O’Keefe goes NUCLEAR in debunking bogus Fox 9 report that defends illegal ballot harvesting”, Oct 7, 2020 

  6. Project Veritas: “Project Veritas Sues The New York Times For Defamation Over Labeling Our Videos “Deceptive,” “Coordinated Disinformation,” Using Solely “Unidentified Sources,” And “No Verifiable Evidence.””, Oct 30, 2021 

  7. Project Veritas: “VICTORY: Court Delivers Huge Win for Project Veritas Against The New York Times”, Mar 19, 2021 

  8. Verified Voting has some useful information on their website, however we feel the need to caution visitors about the partisan ties and Democrat influence within the organization. According to The Gateway Pundit: 16

    • Barbara Simons, Board Chair of Verified Voting, was appointed by top-ranking Democrats (Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and later Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) to the seemingly-corrupt and powerful U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

    • Mark Lindeman, Co-Director of Verified Voting, openly opposed the Maricopa Forensic Audit, yet was chosen to perform the criticized Windham NH Audit.

    • Verified Voting also appear to have hidden the fact that cybersecurity consultant and New Hampshire election auditor Harri Hursti was previously a member of the organization, with all mention of him removed from their website two days after being selected for the audit, without explanation.

    Utilize the VV website with these questionable issues in mind. 

  9. American Voters Alliance & The Amistad Project: “The Legitimacy and Effect of Private Funding in Federal and State Electoral Processes”, Dec 14, 2020. 

  10. InfluenceWatch: “Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL)”  2

  11. RealClear Investigations: “How Zuckerberg Millions Paid for Progressives to Work With 2020 Vote Officials Nationwide”, May 26, 2021. The article outlines many of the specifics about how the funds were spent. 

  12. 39 Election fraud witnesses take case to Michigan Supreme Court, one alleges outside influence by Zuckerberg funded charities”, The Sara Carter Show, Dec 3, 2020  2

  13. Caesar Rodney Election Research Institute, as reported in The Federalist: “The 2020 Election Wasn’t Stolen, It Was Bought By Mark Zuckerberg”, Oct 12, 2021. 

  14. US Representative Claudia Tenney: “New Information Confirms Zuckerberg-Connected Group Funneled Majority of Election Payments to Democrat-Leaning Counties”, Dec 20, 2021 

  15. See also our Michigan Report for more about Zuckerberg’s interference there, including a legal case taken to the Supreme Court. 

  16. The Gateway Pundit: “BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: The Windham, New Hampshire 2020 Election Audit Was Over Before It Started – Two of Three Auditors Have Conflicts with Pelosi and Schumer”, May 26, 2021. 

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