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Tim Walz: The Complex Legacy of Minnesota’s Governor

seen proclaiming Biden's mental health is okay!

WASHINGTON — After a meeting at the White House Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said President Biden is "fit for office" even as some fellow Democrats called for him to withdraw from the race amid concerns about his poor debate performance." Caroline Cummings

The question should probably be, "who is looking at your office and it's performance,, Mr. Governor?" so we decided to take a peep behind the curtain of Minnesota's Top Dem.

(ED. Note. we did not cover the scandal about the overages on constructions costs for the Governor's mansion renovation as that could be any of a number of grifters.The rest is the man himself)

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, has faced numerous challenges and controversies since taking office. His tenure has been marked by significant policy initiatives as well as substantial criticisms, especially regarding his handling of crises such as the Feeding Our Future scandal, massive voter fraud allegations, and his response to civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd.

Feeding Our Future Scandal

One of the most notable controversies during Walz's governorship has been the Feeding Our Future scandal. The nonprofit, which aimed to provide meals to children in need, became embroiled in a massive federal fraud investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office indicted several individuals for allegedly misappropriating $250 million in funds intended for the program, using the money to purchase luxury items and real estate.

Governor Walz claimed to have been verbally briefed about the suspicious activities in late April or early May of 2020. However, discrepancies later emerged regarding exactly when he became aware of the issues, with some reports suggesting he only found out later in the year. Critics, particularly from the Republican Party, accused Walz of not acting swiftly enough to prevent the fraud. His GOP challenger, Scott Jensen, called for a comprehensive investigation into Walz's handling of the situation, questioning the governor’s responsiveness and leadership during the crisis.

Allegations of Massive Voter Fraud

On September 28, 2020, Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) announced he had uncovered evidence of what he described as massive, systemic voter fraud in Minnesota. At an 11:00 a.m. press conference, Drazkowski detailed findings that he claimed pointed to a culture of fraud resulting in numerous fraudulent ballots being cast and counted, possibly changing the outcome of several races.

Drazkowski highlighted that in 2018, he filed complaints against Rep. Ilhan Omar with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board for improper use of campaign funds. Following the Board imposing serious penalties on Omar, Somali community members in Minneapolis approached Drazkowski with allegations of campaigns associated with Omar paying for votes. Initially skeptical, Drazkowski found the claims increasingly credible as more details emerged. He subsequently contacted law enforcement and Project Veritas, a media organization known for uncovering corruption through undercover investigations, to obtain hard evidence of voter fraud.

The investigation centers on three key allegations:

  1. A widespread ballot-buying scheme with voters paid $100-$200 per vote.

  2. A systematic absentee ballot harvesting organization disenfranchising voters.

  3. Irregularities at polling locations allowing illegal ballots to be counted.

Drazkowski called for immediate action from Attorney General Barr and Secretary of State Simon, emphasizing the need to ensure the integrity of Minnesota's elections. He urged the Minnesota House and Senate to convene emergency committee hearings to pause ballot counting and mailing until the allegations could be thoroughly investigated, arguing that swift action was necessary to maintain public trust in election results.

Response to Civil Unrest

In 2020, following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, widespread protests and riots ensued. Governor Walz's response to the crisis has been critically examined. He faced significant backlash for his delayed deployment of the National Guard, which many believe could have mitigated the extensive destruction across Minneapolis. Walz's hesitation was influenced by concerns about the perception of a strong military presence in already distressed communities.

In subsequent statements, Walz discussed his internal conflict over deploying force, balancing the necessity of restoring order with the pain and mistrust from the community toward law enforcement. This delay has been seen by some as a major misstep, exacerbating the unrest.

Legislative Response: Anti-Police Sentiment

Following the unrest, Walz advocated for legislative measures perceived by many in law enforcement as anti-police. These reforms included a partial ban on chokeholds and mandatory training for officers to deal with individuals in mental health crises, which critics argue undermine the effectiveness of police operations. Additionally, the legislation banned the "warrior training" program, seen by some as essential for preparing officers for dangerous situations.

One of the more contentious measures was the creation of an independent unit to investigate police encounters resulting in fatalities. Law enforcement officials expressed concerns that this could lead to increased scrutiny and second-guessing of officers' decisions, potentially hampering their ability to maintain public safety.

Political Dynamics

Walz's political journey has been deeply intertwined with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), a unique affiliation merging Minnesota's Democratic Party with the Farmer-Labor Party. This alliance has positioned the DFL as a dominant force in Minnesota politics, controlling key statewide offices and significantly shaping the state's political landscape.

The DFL, while part of the national Democratic Party, has distinct characteristics shaped by its history and the diverse constituencies it represents. This complexity manifests in ideological battles within the party, such as those between progressives and moderates. These internal conflicts occasionally lead to political paralysis, affecting policy implementation and governance.

DFL and National Socialism Misconception

It's crucial to address and dispel the misconception regarding the DFL's alleged affiliation with National Socialism. The DFL advocates for progressive platforms emphasizing labor rights, social justice, and democratic principles, which are antithetical to National Socialism (Nazism). Allegations or implications suggesting otherwise often stem from misinformation or deliberate mischaracterization of the party's policies and historical alliances.

An article posted on January 1, 2022, by a member of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) highlighted the formation of a Democratic Socialists Caucus (DSC) within the DFL. The effort aimed to integrate democratic socialist values into the party’s framework. However, this initiative faced hostility from some DFL members, particularly during a December 8, 2021, State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting where DSC organizers were accused of being deceitful DSA infiltrators aiming to take over the DFL.

The interaction between the DFL and DSA remains ambiguous. While some DFL members view the DSA as a threat, others recognize the potential for collaboration. The Twin Cities DSA member emphasized the diversity of the DSC, noting that few DSC organizers were active DSA members and that the fears of a DSA takeover were largely misplaced.


Governor Tim Walz's tenure has been marked by significant challenges and controversies. The Feeding Our Future scandal, allegations of massive voter fraud, and his response to civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder have particularly strained his administration. Walz’s anti-police legislative measures following George Floyd’s death have further polarized opinions about his leadership, with critics arguing these laws undermine law enforcement practices and public safety.

Despite these controversies, Walz has had policy successes and remains committed to guiding Minnesota through its multifaceted political, social, and economic landscapes. As always in politics, the true measure of a leader's legacy will be determined over time, through both the successes and the controversies they navigated. Governor Walz’s story is a reflection of the complexities and responsibilities inherent in governing amidst unprecedented challenges.


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