Minnesota E-Democracy History


In 1994 an ad-hoc group of Minnesotans launched Minnesota E-Democracy as an electronic town square:

...the Minnesota E-Democracy Project created an electronic meeting space where candidates could answer public questions and critique their opponents - and where citizens could find detailed information on Minnesota politics, comment on the candidates, and discuss the democratic process. This was the first statewide political debate in the country conducted online in 'cyberspace.'

--Erna J. Koch, Center for Policy Alternatives

In 1994 the project concentrated on the statewide races for governor and U.S. Senator. Activities included:

[Archives of 1994 E-Democracy]

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