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Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson says Thursday that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is overstepping his authority and campaigning against a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo IDs. Behind him is attorney Fritz Knaak. Don Davis/Forum Communications

Lawmakers must fill in blanks if Minnesotans OK voter identification

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ST. PAUL -- Both sides in Minnesota's voter photo identification debate try to paint pictures about how life would look if the requirement passes Nov. 6, but the real picture has yet to be painted.

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If voters approve the proposed constitutional amendment, state legislators will take the brush to canvass next year to provide a detailed picture.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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