Voting-law changes are on DFL minds

  • Article by: JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 10, 2012 - 5:36 AM

New majority ponders early voting, but wants GOP support.

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raygunrevoltDec. 9, 12 9:01 PM

Early voting is a really bad idea.

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hobie2Dec. 9, 12 9:28 PM

"This is no time for one political party to ram through an agenda," ... Not what the last majority said when they won the legislature. So now we will have long term plans, policies based on real world experience, and no social engineering? Wondering what will the other party run on on 2016...

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mylittleidDec. 9, 12 9:32 PM

"This is no time for one political party to ram through an agenda," said Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park. His Senate counterpart, Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, agreed. "It's important that election-reform changes be done in a bipartisan way." --- It's nice to see the Democrats embracing a bi-partisan approach. Good for them.

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jcinmnDec. 9, 12 9:42 PM

I'd rather see them fix the budget first. Early voting can happen once the economic and budget problems are solved. Let's not fall into the same trap the GOP set for itself

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drfranktDec. 9, 12 9:54 PM

" It's nice to see the Democrats embracing a bi-partisan approach."...I'll believe it when I see it!

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jmusielewiczDec. 9, 12 9:54 PM

I want to vote as many times as the party members get!! I only get one man one vote they get about 10 per man. Or I want the ENTIRE parties to be to be considered 1 vote. We don't 'need' more 'parties' what we need is a 'fair, equal, balanced voting system. Every MAN's vote should 'count' not every 'party' should count. This ain't europe after all!!

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dentesterDec. 9, 12 9:56 PM

Notice how the democrats top priority is ensuring and increasing the bogus votes they depend on.

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onelesscarDec. 9, 12 9:58 PM

LOL, the republicans never stand a chance of winning again! There are not enough people to vote for them. Face it, most people make under 50k and why on earth would we vote for them?!

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avejoeconDec. 9, 1210:03 PM

Lets see. The left whined about "social engineering" as a priority for the republicans, and the first thing discussed by the dems are giving gay couples benefits and early voting. Where is the complaints from the left. And, BTW, I await Dayton's plan for Voter ID. You know, like he promised in his commercials during this last election!

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logician88Dec. 9, 1210:09 PM

The voters clearly said "NO" to the voter ID fraud and to its purveyors, the Republicans. Democrats should NOT hold back just to get consensus from the conservatives, who ran things so recklessly when they were in charge. Democrats clearly were not elected to help the Republicans restrict voting. What they SHOULD do is pass a constitutional amendment requiring super majorities of legislators AND voters to pass a constitutional amendment. The Republicans have proven they can't be trusted, and need to be prevented from again proposing a bunch of constitutional amendments if they ever get control again.

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