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Minnesota: Voter ID amendment defeated, AP reports
pioneer press ^ | 11-7-12 | doug belden

Posted on 11/07/2012 3:49:37 AM PST by TurboZamboni

Since 2001, nearly 1,000 voter ID bills have been introduced in a total of 46 states. Thirty-three states have passed voter ID laws, and 30 were in place for Tuesday's election, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In order for a constitutional amendment to pass in Minnesota, the "yes" votes must represent a majority not of the votes cast on the amendment question but of the total ballots cast in the election -- a higher bar. On election night, the state uses the number of votes cast in the presidential election as the figure for total votes cast. That number is replaced with the actual number of voters who voted as counties input their information.

Minnesota's amendment would have needed enabling legislation to be implemented, but as written it would have been among the most stringent systems in the nation. Known as "strict photo ID," it would have required a voter without a valid photo ID to cast a provisional ballot and return within a certain amount of time with proper ID to have his or her vote counted.

If Minnesota were to implement strict photo ID, it would become the first state with Election Day registration to adopt such a system, and it would be the second to put voter ID in its constitution rather than in law. (Mississippi is the other; its law is not yet in effect because it requires implementing legislation and federal approval.)

The main proponents of the measure,, raised more than $1.4 million. The main opposition group, Our Vote Our Future, raised more than $2.6 million and was backed by Gov. Mark Dayton and labor groups.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: fraud; id; voter; voting
Polls in Minnesota showed strong support for the measure early on, but the margin lessened significantly recently.

In September, for example, Survey USA had it 62-31 for proponents, and a June poll from Public Policy Polling had it at 58 percent for supporters and 34 percent for opponents.

"DFL regains control of Minnesota Legislature"

DFL=Dumb For Life.(democrap farm labor for out of staters) Rat guv,Rat legislature, here come the pain-taxes,fees,regulation...all going up.

1 posted on 11/07/2012 3:49:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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This country is so doomed

2 posted on 11/07/2012 4:00:23 AM PST by GeronL (
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3 posted on 11/07/2012 4:08:02 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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2 more years till another Frankenfraud party.

4 posted on 11/07/2012 4:13:29 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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