MN Senate Turns Deaf Ear To Silent Voter ID Protestors

Print More

Protests Over the voter photo ID constitutional amendment which passed the Minnesota legislature this spring

Click on Photo to Watch Voter ID Protest

Last week, About 250 loud and boisterous opponents of the state’s Voter Photo ID constitutional amendment shouted and chanted and then silently moved outside the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol and laid down on the floor of the hallway.

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.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

Comments are closed.