Their signs told their story of opposition. They say the GOP-led push for Voter Photo ID is unnecessary, expensive and disenfranchises many voters and is opposed by most voting agencies. If Minnesota voters approve it on the November ballot, it would essentially kill same-day voter registration, a reason often cited for the state’s high voter turnout. The protestors were joined by three supporters of the amendment, who repeated the fear of voter fraud.
The Senate ignored the silence and went on to approve the amendment on a party line vote, which will put it on the 2012 ballot.