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Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, listens to a debate Thursday over whether to require voters to provide photo identfication. Lanning supported the measure, which failed to pass a House committee. Tribune photo by Scott Wente

Voters ID proposal falls on deaf ears


ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers rejected a plan requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, but expect to see the legislation again.

A Minnesota House committee on Thursday rejected the bill by Rep. Tom Emmer that would require voters to show photo IDs.

"Without a photo ID requirement as part of our election process ... it calls into question the integrity of the process," said Emmer, R-Delano.

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