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Letter about voter suppression


Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Should Minnesota voters be required to show a state-issued photo ID with their current address on Election Day? NO. Expensive: State-issued IDs and provisional ballots, plus labor, would cost millions of dollars Minnesota doesn’t have. Needless: We already sign an affidavit of eligibility before voting each Election Day. Minnesota has 0 percent documented voter fraud. According to the non-partisan League of Women Voters, 11 percent of eligible Minnesotans do not have state-issued ID showing their current address. Many would face barriers of money, transportation, and sufficient time to obtain a copy of their birth certificate to apply for the “free” ID. This proposed constitutional amendment would limit voting by many who are elderly, nondrivers, adoptees, returning soldiers who do not have permanent housing, and college students and others who move before Election Day. Voting is our constitutional right. Obstacles to voting lowers essential participation in democracy. Vote kNOwVEMBER.

Bonita A. Underbakke

Lanesboro, MN

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9:19:11, Jul 25th 2012

Bob Sacamento says:
For the love of God, who doesn't have an ID in todays world. Please make sure you have an ID so if required you have it to validate who you are when boarding a airplane, buying alcohol, firearms, almost every employer verifies your identity and drivers license and background; (Unless you run for President of the United States). To simplify your life in today's society, do yourself a favor everyone and get an ID... Plus you need it for the Hospital visits and when it's your time to kick the bucket: ) I agree with ID verification when voting, what is there to hide - show ID, Vote and feel good about a good secure way of an election process. Have a great day everyone and if you don't agree that's fine - this in not an unreasonable request... Show ID to Vote will be check on my election ballot...


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