STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Minnesota voters reject voter ID
Minnesota voters do not want to prove who they are.
Forty-six percent of voters Tuesday wanted to amend the state Constitution to require a photo ID before voting, but 50 percent was needed.
The Min... Posted on 11/7/12 at 3:11 AM
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie uses state funds to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photographic identification, two Republican state senators allege in a complaint filed Thursday.
Showing photo identification before voting may be inconvenient, but the senator sponsoring a proposal to require voter photo ID says it is worth it.
“I will willingly admit that there is some burden placed on some of our citizens in exercising their right to vote,” Senator Scott Newman said Friday before Minnesota senators voted 36-30 mostly along party lines to require photo IDs. “On balance, I believe this [constitutional] amendment is the right thing to do.”
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, supports the voter ID legislation.
March 28, 2012
Showing 1 - 5 of 5
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »