Governor Dayton Vetoes Voter Photo ID Amendement

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Governor Dayton Vetos Voter Photo ID Constitutional Amendment

Click photo to watch Governor Dayton explain his veto of voter photo ID constitutional amendment

Click photo to watch Governor Dayton explain his veto of voter photo ID constitutional amendment

[Acknowledging that he has no power to prevent the voter photo ID constitutional amendment from going on the ballot, Governor Mark Dayton still vetoed the measure because it was presented to him as a bill to sign.

The Governor used his veto message to House Speaker Kurt Zellers to call the amendment a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, “unwise and unnecessary” and urge voters to reject it this November.

Dayton Voter Photo ID Amendment Veto Message

Governor Dayton’s vetoing of a constitutional amendment is not unprecedented. Last year he vetoed the anti-gay marriage amendment and called it a symbolic action, even though he could not prevent it from appearing on this fall’s ballot.

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