Election 2012 commentary: In favor of the proposed Photo ID amendment

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE STAFF
  • Updated: September 14, 2012 - 12:01 AM

The case for voter ID: It will be easy to vote, hard to cheat

By DAN MCGRATH October 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

Should photo ID be required to vote? The majority of Minnesotans say yes in every opinion poll ever conducted. Minnesotans no longer trust our antiquated election system. Some 64 percent say voter fraud is a serious problem.

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Keep it easy to vote by ensuring ballot integrity

By NORM COLEMAN October 05, 2012, 07:44 PM

Opponents of Minnesota's constitutional amendment to require a valid photo ID prior to voting are increasingly crying wolf rather than focusing on the facts.

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Source of real voter fraud is ignored

By JOHN ROMANO September 28, 2012, 12:04 PM

A view of the issue from Florida.

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Voter ID won't disenfranchise me

By ELIZABETH MANSFIELD September 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

One hears how it will disenfranchise the disabled. I'm here to say it won't.

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The eligibility to vote must be airtight

By ANDY CILEK and RON KAUS August 05, 2012, 08:08 PM

Our case over competence seeks to square the law with the Constitution.

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Mark Ritchie is abusing his office

By KATHERINE KERSTEN July 28, 2012, 05:50 PM

Katherine Kersten says he replaced the Legislature's straightforward voter ID amendment title "with a fog of bureaucratic gobbledygook."

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Voter ID: Ritchie's rewording is out of bounds

By SCOTT NEWMAN July 18, 2012, 08:45 PM

The Legislature has primacy on ballot title for voter ID amendment.

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Voter ID opposition: Quite a show

By JASON LEWIS June 23, 2012, 05:19 PM

No one's being disenfranchised, but a legal challenge lacks merit in any case.

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Your vote, your right, your duty

By PETER J. NELSON June 20, 2012, 08:52 PM

Is the voter ID ballot question 'unfair and misleading'? By precedent, no.

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With voter ID, state would be in compliance

By ANDY CILEK April 11, 2012, 07:03 PM

Constitution requires an eligibility check -- and it's not happening now.

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Voter ID opponents try, try again

By JEFF DAVIS February 23, 2012, 07:00 PM

At almost every turn their objections have been disproved, yet they persist.

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Ellison would export loose voting laws

By DAN MCGRATH November 07, 2011, 08:59 PM

A state with 140 recent voter-fraud convictions shouldn't, however, be a model for the nation.

Trash talk abounds on voter ID

By DAN MCGRATH May 07, 2011, 08:57 PM

Please take the time to understand these well-thought-out proposals.

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Jeff Davis: Why Gov. Dayton should sign a voter ID bill

By JEFF DAVIS January 30, 2011, 06:13 PM

(Note: For another view, see Jason Marisam's commentary, "Voter ID bill - a solution in search of a problem?")CommentaryWhile candidate...

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