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November 4, 2013
State Republicans sue to block Minn. Web voter registry
ST. PAUL — A group of Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are suing to stop Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie from implementing an online voter registration system. The plaintiffs are holding a press conference Monday at the Capitol. The group includes...
November 4, 2013 - 10:00am
November 6, 2012
Minn. voters decide if they should show IDs in next election
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Voters decided Tuesday if they would be required to prove who they are in elections beginning next year. Election officials said they know of little voter fraud and said the constitutional amendment would cost millions of dollars, but supporters said that democracy...
November 6, 2012 - 7:39pm
November 5, 2012
High voter turnout expected despite lack of top-of-ballot action
ST. PAUL -- Presidential candidates have all but ignored Minnesota. The U.S. Senate race has been a snoozer, as have some U.S. House races. But get down the ballot a ways and two proposed constitutional amendments have generated plenty of sparks.
November 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
Letter: Voter ID is fraud, vote no
Here are a few things to think about before you vote on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the Minnesota constitution. The amendment is a purely Republican proposal. Only Republicans voted for it in the Minnesota House and Senate. All Democratic senators and representatives voted...
November 3, 2012 - 12:02am
November 2, 2012
Letter: Integrity of the vote
I don't think people are "disenfranchised" when they are required to have a photo ID to buy alcohol, cigarettes, Sudafed, to board a plane, drive a car, enter federal buildings, cash a check, go to some movies, rent a car or a hotel room. You get the idea. Isn't it more important...
November 2, 2012 - 12:28am
November 1, 2012
Letter: It's common sense to vote no
Before you vote on the proposed voter ID amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, stop to consider what organizations oppose the amendment. The League of Women Voters and AARP both urge you to vote no. Both Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services oppose the amendment. In...
November 1, 2012 - 12:31am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vote no on voter ID
Lutheran Social Services lists the following groups who are without government issued photo IDs: * 18 percent of the elderly * 10 percent of people with disabilities * 18 percent of citizens aged 18-24 * 200,000 registered voters in Minnesota Michael Freeman, son of former Governor...
October 31, 2012 - 9:16am
Letter: Don't limit voting right
I urge you to vote no on the voter ID amendment. The voter ID requirement is a solution in search of a problem. Furthermore, the "solution" is not at this point at all well-defined. The only language in the proposed amendment describing the ID is that it be a "valid government-issued...
October 31, 2012 - 9:07am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Stop voter fraud
Certain people get desperate when they think they are going to lose. They make up half-truths and tell lies. They substitute their reality for the truth. The voter ID amendment is getting saturated with falsehoods now before the election. Whether it's Joan Growe, former Secretary...
October 29, 2012 - 8:54am
Letter: Protect our right to vote
I've always been proud of the fact that Minnesota has one of the highest voter turnouts, if not the highest, in our nation. That's why it is so disappointing that the Republican-majority Legislature decided to disenfranchise and discriminate against everyday Minnesota citizens in...
October 29, 2012 - 12:52am
October 27, 2012
Letter: The actual ballot language
As I visit with Minnesotans across the state, many are surprised to learn that they never get to see the actual language of the two proposed changes to our state's constitution on their ballot. This seems odd to many voters, given the importance of the constitution as our state's...
October 27, 2012 - 8:16pm
Letter: Trying to clarify voter ID
I am writing in response to Bev Engleson's letter to the editor on Oct. 16. I have had the privilege of working with our elderly in both nursing homes and assisted living facilities for longer than 20 years. It has been my passion to be able to care for those who have given so much...
October 27, 2012 - 8:01pm
October 26, 2012
Editorial: Vote 'no' on poor plan for voter ID
Our state constitution is the basis of Minnesota's government and the rights of all its citizens, including the right of every citizen of legal age to vote. These rights are why Section 1 of the Minnesota Constitution's Bill of Rights simply reads: "Government is instituted for the...
October 26, 2012 - 10:06am
October 24, 2012
Public forum Thursday at Ridgewater College addresses demographics, voter ID and marriage amendments
WILLMAR - Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey will discuss how the state's changing demographics will affect jobs, education and the economy in the future during an appearance Thursday at Ridgewater College in Willmar. In addition, he will discuss the...
October 24, 2012 - 12:37pm
October 23, 2012
Letter: Following Kubly's example
Staying true to what I learned from my husband, Gary Kubly, when he was in the Legislature, I will be voting no on both constitutional amendments on the ballot this November. The voter ID amendment will be an easy no. This is an expensive fix for a problem that is very uncommon in...
October 23, 2012 - 1:20am