MN GOP Amendment Title “Deceptive” Says Justice Paul Anderson

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Click on photo to watch Justice Paul Anderson's statement about amendment being "deceptive"

Click on photo to watch Justice Paul Anderson's statement about amendment being "deceptive"

The Minnesota Supreme court has yet to issue it’s ruling whether the “provisional ballot” or “voter photo ID” constitutional amendment is misleading… or even unconstitutional. But it became very evident today where Justice Paul Anderson is leaning on that issue. He thinks the title the legislature gave the amendment was “deceptive” and says what it does or doesn’t do is even confusing to him.

From the bench Justice Anderson said:
“I’ve looked at the debates on the floor. I’ve read the briefs. The supporter, former Secretary of State (Mary) Kiffmeyer, Representative Kiffmeyer says that this amendment will not change absentee balloting, mailed in voting. But I’ve looked at the regulations. I looked at the requirement. Absentee balloting does not require photo ID. And so, now I would say that the legislature’s proposed question is maybe as deceptive or more than what the Secretary of State because it says “photo ID required for voting”, but we have the sponsor of the bill saying ‘no it doesn’t change it for absentee voting, it doesn’t change it for mail in… I’m confused as to what it does or doesn’t do.”

Michael McIntee

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