Former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is running for President, and is seeking the Green Party’s endorsement.

Former Senator John Edwards officially withdrew from the Democratic Presidential campaign today. He spoke with his family at his side at the site of his public campaign declaration a few months ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. KFAI’s Lauretta Dawolo captured Edwards’ final remarks and spoke with one of his biggest local supporters.

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For nearly two decades, veteran reporter Art Hughes has covered dozens of elections, from city hall to the White House. He joined KFAI’s Allison Herrera to give his analysis on the 2008 election.


While it seems like Minnesota may achieve the highest turnout in the state’s history, over 500 citizens ran into unforeseen problems. Some simply did not know where to go, while others were denied the right to vote at all. KFAI’s Micheal Bracher spoke with Mike Dean from the Election Protection Group, a nonprofit organization offering a hotline for voters running into election trouble.

Environment and arts supporters in Minnesota are working together to change the state’s constitution in order to have a dedicated source of funding. While this seems like a good idea to some, the issue is not as simple as deciding to support the arts and environment or not. KFAI’s Angela Furry reports.


In St. Paul, voters approved Instant Runoff Voting for future city elections 52% to 47%.

Immigrants rights supporters followed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer to a fundraiser in Columbia Heights on Wednesday, June 16. About 40 people gathered in front of Historic Heights Bed and Breakfast to draw attention to Emmer’s support of Arizona’s anti-immigration legislation, also known as SB 1070. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


St. Paul citizens may have a choice about how to vote for future municipal seat elections come November. A petition to put instant runoff voting (IRV) on the St. Paul ballot is currently under legal scrutiny. The St. Paul Better Ballot Campaign believes that if IRV is approved, it would ease the voting process.

KFAI’s Maria Almli filed this story on Monday, June 30, 2008

The seemingly endless 2008 election cycle is coming to a close and KFAI will be here to bring you every final twist and turn.

Tune in for live local and national Election Coverage on Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.

Citizens under 18 got to practice voting today along with their parents, thanks to the Kid’s Voting Program. Over 16,000 Minnesota minors participated in 2006 and more are expected to turn out this year. KFAI reporter, Michelle Alimoradi interviewed Executive Director, Tracy Warnberg Lemm of the Kid’s Voting Saint Paul chapter.