Walter Mondale, Arne Carlson: Reject voter ID measure

  • Article by: WALTER MONDALE and ARNE CARLSON
  • Updated: June 20, 2012 - 9:02 PM

The voter ID constitutional amendment is a costly (and partisan) fix for a problem we don't have.

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johneramone4Jun. 20, 12 8:13 PM

I guess Ol' Fritz realizes that he might have lost ALL 50 states back in 1984 if MN had voter ID requirements back then.

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johneramone4Jun. 20, 12 8:16 PM

"The voter ID constitutional amendment is a costly (and partisan) fix... Serously, when is the last time ANYONE on the LEFT has had any problem speding other people's money? Its true that study after study shows they are notoriously tight fisted with their own money but have always been footloose and fancy free with the taxpayer funds especially when used to provide the less fortunate with something they allegedly need and don't already have.

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dewey666Jun. 20, 12 8:21 PM

Didn't Carlson leave the Republican party years ago? Seems the only times he's identified as a Republican now is when they need a "bi-partisan" attack on common sense.

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Truckman182Jun. 20, 12 8:26 PM

Hey Walter I had to show my ID the other day to buy my kid some cough syrup. But its too much to ask for someone to show it before they vote???? This country is going down the tubes rapidly and liberals are leading the charge...

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johneramone4Jun. 20, 12 8:27 PM

I would like to think that everyone agrees that voting is a right that requires qualifications. You must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age and a resident of the polling precinct in which you are voting. Everyone with me so far?... How on earth are we supposed to be able to ensure that the person casting a vote meets these simple yet essential requirements unless they provide proof of their identity.... Sorry Fritz, your argument simply doesn't pan out.

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johneramone4Jun. 20, 12 8:30 PM

"Didn't Carlson leave the Republican party years ago?" If Arne Carlson were anymore of a RINO he'd be be sporting a large horn on his nose and living on a wildlife preserve somewhere on the Serengeti Plain.

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kjkealyJun. 20, 12 8:30 PM

Voter id is costly. Really? It didn't cost Indiana more than one million to implement it. Another liberal lie. First they said it would hurt minorities. Then when this was found not to be true, they changed to some fictisous cost. Funny how we can always find a few million for a train or bike path though. The elections here are honest. Really? Then why did they sal the last election results? You know the one channel 5 tried to open. The Dems know there is fraud and it favors them! Me thinks one does protest too much!

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goferfanzJun. 20, 12 8:32 PM

Yes, what an odd column after 30,000 signatures were tossed in the Walker recall effort. You know, a signature process that triggers a real and binding, expensive election. The WI shenanigans should make Voter ID imperative in this state where Franken and Dayton have won by tiny margins. Indeed, the Dems dont want Voter ID because they desperately need the tens of thousands of "phantom" votes that are cast, but then the identities of the registrants can never been verified. At least the Walker experience verified which side shamelessly tampers with the election process. 30,000. C'mon people. Who isnt mortified by this?

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ranger78Jun. 20, 12 8:32 PM

You need an ID to cash a check. You need an ID to purchase many things. You need an ID to do a host of things. It is not unreasonable to need an ID to vote. And by the way, it is beyond tiring to hear the Dems rant about the Koch brothers buying elections. George Soros has donated hundreds of millions to Dem causes, including a left wing agenda to capture all state secretary of state seats. And what does the sec of state do? They control voting. Old Walter and Arne are on the wrong side of this issue. Let the people decide. And, I'll be waiting to see when the Star Trib publishes a pro ID article by some promonent citizens.

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bluedevil101Jun. 20, 12 8:36 PM

Can I board my plane to Vegas in three weeks without my ID? Can I apply for a job without my ID? Those items should be freed up as well, right Mr. Vice President?

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