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November 29, 2010

1963 Andersen – Rolvaag Election Recount

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — John Fulton @ 4:33 pm

Reposted from November 19, 2008

Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman explains the complicated events that led to the 1963 recount. A variety of film from the KSTP-TV Archive shows us the players in this newly relevant drama including Elmer Andersen, Karl Rolvaag, the voters, the judges and vote-counters, and even JFK.

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For Minnesota news outlets to rebroadcast any of this footage, the Minnesota Historical Society must be credited as well as an on-screen synchronous credit reading ‘KSTP-TV ARCHIVE’. This credit must appear on-screen, at the same time as the news film for a minimum of five seconds and be of such font style and size that it is easily legible to a reasonable viewer of the news film.

To learn more, see Patrick Coleman’s article “No, this isn’t an opportunity to steal an election,” Saint Paul Pioneer Press, November 19, 2008.

See also the Governors of Minnesota homepage.

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2 Responses to “1963 Andersen – Rolvaag Election Recount”

  1. Matt Musel Says:

    Thank you so much for this podcast. It was a quick, great education in Minnesota history.

  2. Jessica Kohen Says:

    The final quote is the best part of this podcast. I might just have to second her proposal!

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