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Senate President Bobby Joe Champion’s Minnesota Voting Rights Act Passes Senate Elections Committee

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On Thursday, Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) presented the Minnesota Voting Rights Act in the Senate Elections Committee. The bill is a response to a ruling by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2023… Read More »Senate President Bobby Joe Champion’s Minnesota Voting Rights Act Passes Senate Elections Committee

Senator Erin Maye Quade Presents Bill to Regulate ‘Deep Fake’ Videos Used to Manipulate Elections or Depicting Sexual Content

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Elections Committee heard testimony on legislation that would regulate synthetic media, known as “deep fakes,” when used to manipulate the outcome of elections or nonconsensually used to depict sexual content (SF 1394). Chief author Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) testified in support of the bill and explained how deep fakes, which are highly realistic but completely fabricated video and audio depictions of people, can be used for propaganda purposes or as revenge porn.