Minnesota Majority, North Star Tea Party Patriots, We Want Voter ID and Minnesota Voter Alliance came together to respond to claims made by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie that the Voter Id Amendment will disenfranchise voters.
“Mark Ritchie paints apocolyptic scenarios for endless court battles over uncounted provisional ballots. But 44 other states use them, and none of these other states have the kind of problems Ritchie warns about,” said Minnesota Majority’s Dan McGrath.
Ritchie has offered electronic pollbooks-a solution to the current voter id. This was a response to a task force created last year to bolster election integrity. The creation of a provisional system has generated a tremendous amount of opposition from the people who administer the election because its a creation of a brand new system. Ritchie says there will be additional costs in creating this new system as well.