Photo ID: Reading between the lines

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 4, 2012 - 8:51 PM

 

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dentesterApr. 4, 12 1:07 PM

This amendment will halt the use of "zombie voters." Political activists create lists of names of the recently departed whose names will still appear on the voters computer printout aat the voting station. Busloads of activists then go from polling place to polling place, giving the election worker the name of the dead person as their own. Because they are not required to prove who they are they are, they are given a ballot and another bogus vote is cast, cancelng out your valid vote. This is widely-used practice by a certain political party and why they are fighting tooth and nail to stop the ID requirement.

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walkergooApr. 4, 12 1:11 PM

Ok....let's vote on it and see what the people of Minnesota really want.

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overlandApr. 4, 12 1:33 PM

Last time I got my drivers' license renewed, it took six months for it to arrive in the mail, and all I had was the yellow sheet. There's no photo on that... sounds like I couldn't have voted in that circumstance.

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member11Apr. 4, 12 1:45 PM

The GOP must think a majority of Minnesota voters are either stupid or uninformed. Sounds like a pretty good bet to me..

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viper55337Apr. 4, 12 1:55 PM

Dentester - There is no evidence this happens outside of the fantasy world created by Glenn Beck and the rest of the republican party. If republicans lose it means the majority of people disagree with them, not because they were cheated.

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don9290Apr. 4, 12 2:37 PM

To overland, When you get your renewal done, they just clip the corner of your license and give it back to you, picture and all. You're seeing goblins when there are none.

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rempsonApr. 4, 12 2:49 PM

This is amazing...we are going to vote on showing photo ID to be able to cast vote, but the law will actually change the way we register to vote and add a layer of administration and confusion with the 'provisional' ballot. Why isn't that little piece of information on the ballot?

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SwiftBoatApr. 4, 12 3:34 PM

Great. An state ID is one step in a path towards bettering one's self. You need a state ID to qualify for state programs, you will also need a state ID to function in the real world. I guess the DFL wants you to stay dependent on them and not to better yourself.

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RICHARK0Apr. 4, 12 3:38 PM

WHILE I CAN SEE THE USEFULNESS OF A PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT I WILL VOTE NO TO CIRCUMVENTING THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. THIS IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE.

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scsuhockeyApr. 4, 12 3:50 PM

Say goodbye to having the highest voter turnout in the nation. Minnesota has been the perennial leader, but once we start turning away same day registrants, we'll quickly move down the list. What a shame.

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