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MN “Restriction” Amendments Defeated

A couple hugged for joy at the defeat of the marriage restriction amendment. Click photo to watch videos.

Two proposed Minnesota constitutional amendments aimed at boosting the Republican turnout backfired horribly on Tuesday night. Not only did they both lose, but they may have inspired a large Democratic turnout that swept Republicans out of power in both chambers of the legislature.
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Proposed MN Voter Restrictions Hurts “Greatest Generation” Says Sen. Franken

Click on photo of Sen Franken to watch his speech against "voter ID".

Senator Al Franken gives a prime example of why Minnesota’s proposed “Voter ID” or Voter Restriction constitutional amendment is a bad idea. Seniors who have given up their drivers license because they are too old to drive safely may have trouble voting.
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Causes That Could Lose If MN Voter Restriction Amendment Passes

Click on Photo to Hear How Voter Restriction Amendment Passage Would Adversely Affect Food Policy and Labor Rights

“You think you got problems now,” warned Congressman Keith Ellison. “If they pass this (Voter Restriction Amendment), food policy will look worse than it looks now. Cuts to nutrition programs will accelerate. Tax cuts to the wealthiest will expand.” Continue Reading →

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Electronic Poll Books Already In Use In Minnesota

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Voting could be faster and more accurate with electronic poll books says an election administrator who has been trying them out. The system Minnetonka City Clerk David Maeda uses is similar to the one Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has proposed for statewide use. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Dayton Welcomes Farmers; GOP Pushes Voter ID

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Another beat building to a crescendo is the legislative activity surrounding a Republican-proposed Voter ID law, which will be heard today at 10:15 by the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. Continue Reading →

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