MN Senate & Voter ID 23 Mar 12

A push to require Minnesota residents to show photo ID before they vote will be debated in the Minnesota Senate this (FRI) afternoon. The measure has strong support from Republicans who control the chamber, and the House has already approved it. It would ask voters if they want to amend the constitution to require a photo ID before voting. Local State Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls urges voters to form their own opinion on the measure if it appears on the ballot this November. Liberal groups oppose photo ID, saying it could keep some people from voting if they struggle to get such an ID. Some opponents are vowing litigation to block it. Supporters of the measure point out how IDs are required for practically every other aspect of modern life, and hope to prevent voting fraud with the measure.