Election 2012: News about the proposed Photo ID amendment

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE STAFF
  • Updated: September 13, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Voter ID: Fraud prevention or fiasco?

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune October 31, 2012, 06:14 AM

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

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

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune October 29, 2012, 06:37 AM

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

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

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune October 27, 2012, 03:54 PM

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

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

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune October 25, 2012, 06:25 AM

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

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

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune October 24, 2012, 05:32 AM

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

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Photo ID amendment: Fraud buster or expensive boondoggle?

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune October 10, 2012, 05:37 AM

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.

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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie accused of overstepping his office

By JENNIFER BROOKS, Star Tribune October 05, 2012, 06:04 AM

Senators filed complaint over use of taxpayer funds to oppose voter ID issue.

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Minnesota Poll: More than half back voter ID, but support is down

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune September 26, 2012, 01:13 PM

Minnesotans favor a constitutional change that would require voters to show a photo ID, but support has weakened dramatically over the past year.

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Strict photo ID requirement could hit 215,000 Minnesota voters

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune September 08, 2012, 10:09 PM

The elderly, poor and students are among those most affected by a strict photo ID requirement, such as is being proposed in a constitutional amendment this November.

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Minnesota Legislature gets upper hand in recent court decisions

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 12:47 PM

The latest Supreme Court ruling, on proposed constitutional amendments, was called a "huge victory" over the executive branch.

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Legislature wins photo ID, marriage amendment cases

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune August 28, 2012, 01:03 PM

Minnesota high court rejected attempts to change ballot wording regarding marriage, photo ID.

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Fine print within photo ID proposal could loom large

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune August 07, 2012, 10:47 AM

A catchy title belies the murky nature of amendment's specifics.

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Minn. Supreme Court justices get an earful in amendment titles fight

By JIM RAGSDALE and BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune July 31, 2012, 11:05 PM

State Supreme Court pressed both sides in dispute over names of proposed constitutional amendments on photo ID, gay marriage.

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Amendment titles go to Minn. high court today

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune July 31, 2012, 06:01 AM

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over what wording should describe two proposed constitutional questions.

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GOP legislators take Ritchie to task over voter ID

By Hot Dish Politics, Star Tribune July 20, 2012, 12:21 PM

GOP state senators accused DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie of crossing the line into partisanship in his handling of the voter ID constitutional amendment.

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Photo ID supporters appeal Secretary of State's action

By Hot Dish Politics, Star Tribune July 19, 2012, 04:33 PM

Supporters of Photo ID for voters said went to court Thursday to prevent Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a photo ID opponent, from changing the title of the amendment as it will appear on the ballot

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Photo ID details draw scrutiny of Minnesota's high court

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune July 18, 2012, 03:45 PM

At issue is whether the ballot question, as worded, fairly describes the amendment, and whether the court has any role in the dispute.

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Common Cause files complaint against Minnesota Majority

By JENNIFER BROOKS, Star Tribune July 04, 2012, 12:28 AM

Lobbying related to voter ID legislation at heart of battle.

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Voter ID factions gather supporters, devise strategies

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune June 27, 2012, 09:46 AM

Expect "campaign of conversation," League of Women Voters said.

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Voter ID fight escalates as Ritchie bows out of case

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune June 15, 2012, 05:50 AM

Secretary of state announced the move after legislative leaders hired a lawyer to take part in case.

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