Jim Ragsdale

State Capitol reporter | Minnesota state government/politics
Jim Ragsdale covers Minnesota state government and politics.

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Voter ID drive rejected

Once considered a sure thing to pass, the amendment lost by more than 214,000 votes.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 03:02 PM

Voter ID drive rejected

With 98 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the amendment had the support of only 46 percent of voters.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 09:13 AM

Fraud, voting rights groups will keep vigil at polls

Volunteers, hot lines will be available to challenge questionable activities.

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 12:14 AM

Voter ID: Fraud prevention or fiasco?

A week before Election Day, sponsor of amendment defends the proposal in a debate with a prominent critic.

Updated: October 31, 2012, - 06:14 AM

Voter fraud: Stuffing ballot boxes or the stuff of myth?

As decision day nears on the voter ID amendment, there's little agreement on whether fraud is a problem in Minnesota.

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 06:37 AM

Minnesota Poll: Passage of Voter ID shows 12-point edge

More than half of those surveyed support a constitutional amendment requiring photo ID.

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 03:54 PM

Dispute over military voting heats up Minn.'s photo ID campaign

Opponents say in a TV ad that the amendment would make military IDs invalid, a point being contested by proponents.

Updated: October 25, 2012, - 06:25 AM

Nation's racial legacy shapes Minnesota's voter ID debate

Both sides campaign by laying claim to furthering Voting Rights Act.

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 05:32 AM

Handful of races could decide control of Legislature

Republicans have narrow majorities in both bodies for the first time in nearly four decades.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 08:45 AM

Photo ID amendment: Fraud buster or expensive boondoggle?

Two vocal and high-profile Republicans traded barbs Tuesday on the contentious plan to require a photo ID for Minnesota voters, raising the dueling specters of widespread fraud and runaway expenses.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 05:37 AM

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