1963 Andersen – Rolvaag Election Recount

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1963 Andersen – Rolvaag Election Recount

By: admin | Podcasts and Slideshows | November 29, 2010

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.


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.