Sen Dibble: ID Requirement is a Barrier to Voting

Senator Scott Dibble

Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-SW Minneapolis) calls a proposed voter ID requirement a barrier and hindrance to accessing the polls. He rejects the idea that voter ID laws would somehow improve voter participation. “On its face we know that we’re creating barriers and hindrances that we don’t currently have in place in Minnesota,” says the state senator from Minneapolis. “This is clearly setting up barriers for people’s ability to participate in Minnesota, with no evidence of any need for it. We have no cases of any voter impersonation in Minnesota. We have fantastic voter participation in Minnesota, and part of it is that we have this tradition of openness and accountability, and we have a system of verification.”

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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