MNGOP Considering Voting Restrictions By Michael McIntee | November 22, 2016 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Follow this author MN Senate Media Mary Kiffmeyer Minnesota voted down a constitutional amendment that would have made it harder for people to vote, but newly empowered Senate Republicans are considering a “voter ID” law. Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) will be the new chair of the committee that hears election legislation and told reporters today that she thinks a majority of Minnesotans want a law requiring an ID to vote. That’s despite a statewide vote against a constitutional amendment in 2012. The amendment lost 53.84% to 46.16%- a nearly 8 percentage point margin. Kiffmeyer says believes most people want such a law, but didn’t want it enshrined in the constitution. She notes that Republicans will have the majority in the Senate for four years, so she will focus on other issues first. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.