voter ID

Mary Kiffmeyer is wrong in a claim she made in her Oct. 12 commentary, called “Photo ID — A Simple Solution To Voting Problems.” What she says is simple is not. This amendment spells out no details but Kiffmeyer claims military voters won’t be “affected by state laws or the constitution” because of certain federal [...]

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Elk River Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (UCC) invites the community to a presentation Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. regarding the proposed voter ID amendment. Dwight Wagenius, co-chair of the Justice and Witness team of the Minnesota Conference of the UCC, will lead a presentation and discussion of the voter ID amendment [...]

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My, my, I feel so sorry you have so much trouble getting a photo ID. I think the biggest problem is that many people want it handed to them on a silver platter. They do not want to go out of their way one little bit to do something for their country. As John Kennedy [...]

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The real motive behind the proposed voter photo ID amendment is to exclude the disabled, the elderly and others who don’t drive, from voting. If voter fraud was truly a problem, the Legislature could have resolved it with legislation and the governor would have signed it into law. Why focus on these most vulnerable groups? [...]

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Opponents of photo ID claim there is “no problem.” But how could you possibly know that 2.8 million voters are who they say they are without a photo ID requirement? From the 2008 presidential election, we have over 6,200 ballots out of 23,000 cast by voters who still cannot be found. How do you prosecute [...]

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This country is stronger when virtually every adult is empowered with their constitutional right to vote. Few restrictions should limit this right, and a change in those limits should only be made when it’s been demonstrated that the rights of the majority are in danger. There are two principles of a free election on which [...]

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