ACLU Denies Evidence of Voter Fraud

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota held a press conference at the State Capitol this morning to reject any existence of voter fraud in state elections. The ACLU had offered a bounty of $1,000 to anyone who could prove a case of voter fraud that would have been prevented by the new constitutional amendment being pushed by Republicans in the State House and Senate.

“There is no voter impersonation fraud in Minnesota,” said ACLU-MN Executive Director Charles Samuelson, “and we are willing to bet on it. We don’t want hearsay, we want facts. If you can bring evidence of a voter impersonation conviction that would have been prevented by this new law in the past ten years, we will give you $1,000. We believe this amendment push is being fueled by rumor and fear, but not facts.”

Learn more about the ACLU’s Vote No 2012 campaign.

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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