Voter Photo ID Not Needed, Doesn’t Work Says Sen Goodwin

Senator Barb Goodwin (DFL-Fridley)

Minnesota State Senator Barb Goodwin (DFL-Fridley) says that Minnesota already has protections in place that “covers just about every possible eventuality with people falsely voting.”

She told Senator Warren Limmmer (R-Maple Grove) sponsor of the bill to require voter photo identification “Your bill doesn’t prevent anybody from falsifying another document if they really want to fraudulently vote. They can still get a birth certificate. Even our election judge said she got a birth certificate and didn’t need much of anything to get that. No matter what kind of system you put together, there are going to be ways to get around it.”

“I have about 10 senior facilities in my district. A lot of people who can’t get out to get their pictures taken or get out to get a voter ID. We’re eliminating those people. What we’re also doing here is we’re eliminating those students that may have changed out of their dorm into an apartment a week or so before an election. ”

“We’re restricting it no matter how you look at it.”

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