Ramsey After Dark: Politics, Scandal and Intrigue

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As Minnesota approached statehood, political rivals-and good friends- Alexander Ramsey and Henry Sibley were locked in a heated campaign for state governor. This one hour program explores the gubernatorial race of 1857 where allegations of voter fraud and intimidation were rampant. See newspaper headlines and accounts of the election drama, hear excerpts from letters and journals of those involved in the campaign and discover the details of the political intrigue that engulfed the candidates.