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Minnesota governor vetoes voter identification bill
Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011

Posted on 05/26/2011 3:44:00 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - Democratic Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required voters to provide photo identification to cast votes.

Dayton cited a lack of broad bi-partisan support for the bill and its potential as a $23 million unfunded mandate on local governments in part for his veto. The Republican-led Legislature had sent the bill to him on Monday.

Supporters had argued the bill would strengthen the integrity of the election system in Minnesota.

Dayton said he did not believe voter fraud to be a significant problem in Minnesota and that the reason most often cited for requiring photo identification, felons voting, would not be resolved by the bill.

"We have the highest voter turnout year after year and under intense, bipartisan scrutiny, the recent statewide recounts have highlighted how reliable the results are," Dayton said in a letter notifying the Senate of his veto.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: aliens; dayton; democratcorruption; democrats; electionfraud; elections; felons; franken; fraud; fundedbysoros; illegals; liberalfascism; liberals; progressives; rulingclass; soros; veto; voter; voterfraud; voterid; voting
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1 posted on 05/26/2011 3:44:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can Legislature override the veto?


2 posted on 05/26/2011 3:45:24 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

They’re no longer in session.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 3:47:30 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How did I know the first word in this article was going to be “Democrat...”


4 posted on 05/26/2011 3:49:18 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only difference between Minnesota and Massachusetts is about 20 degrees in the winter. Other than that, they are identical twins.


5 posted on 05/26/2011 3:51:53 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But you have to show a photo ID to board an airplane.

But you have to show a photo ID to buy alcohol.

But you have to show photo ID to buy a gun.

But you have to show photo ID to...

6 posted on 05/26/2011 3:55:25 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: theDentist

You’d think the house could reconvene in a special session to respond to legislation that they passed being vetoed. I’m just wondering if they have the votes to override, too. It would be a magnificent Republican moment if they did.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 3:56:03 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: ought-six

our governor , Marx Dayton , is way goofier than yours.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 3:56:09 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dayton said he did not believe voter fraud to be a significant problem in Minnesota

Al Franken agrees.
9 posted on 05/26/2011 3:57:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks. I guess what I meant was: are there enough votes to override him when they are in session?


10 posted on 05/26/2011 3:57:55 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

To say nothing of the4 Lutefisk brained idiots that voted this creature into office! GOD help Minnesota!! Land of 10,000 lakes, and millions of idiot voters!


11 posted on 05/26/2011 3:58:17 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: fwdude

Dayton would never call a special session to give them an opportunity for an over ride.


12 posted on 05/26/2011 3:58:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: DTogo

...buy spray paint, rent a stupid goobermint bike, get into Obama’s inaugeral ball...


13 posted on 05/26/2011 3:58:33 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: theDentist

Probably not on this one....


14 posted on 05/26/2011 3:59:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: MagUSNRET

take out that 4 ;-) I tend to make typos when I am fuming about Liberal idiocy


15 posted on 05/26/2011 3:59:15 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dayton cited a lack of broad bi-partisan support for the bill and its potential as a $23 million unfunded mandate

public polls show 80%+ favor voter ID ...but MN can afford this:

MN Overpays Millions in Child Care

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2724674/posts

16 posted on 05/26/2011 4:02:03 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dayton said he did not believe voter fraud to be a significant problem in Minnesota

He has never heard of Al Franken?

17 posted on 05/26/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


18 posted on 05/26/2011 4:05:36 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Ben Hecks
I believe dayton also got elected due to voter fraud --- just wasn't as obvious.. The legislature completely goes GOP but the governors office switches from GOP to dem?? Something stinks in MN.

Why bite the hand that gives you everything, huh dayton ?

19 posted on 05/26/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT by coder2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dayton said he did not believe voter fraud to be a significant problem in Minnesota

ROTFLMAO!

20 posted on 05/26/2011 4:15:42 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course the scumbag vetoed the bill. Voter fraud is a democrat special and the way they win many elections.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 4:16:59 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You need a photo ID to vote in Florida and you know we have never had a problem with elections...snark...lol


22 posted on 05/26/2011 4:18:20 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dayton said he did not believe voter fraud to be a significant problem in Minnesota...

Is there a DFL'er that does?

After all, without voter fraud they would never be a majority even in Minnesota.

23 posted on 05/26/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Disgraceful. the Voter ID wave is sweeping the states. Tens of thousands of illegals VOTED in Colorado last Nov! Raz says 77% of Americans want this. Any Governor who stands against Voter Id is going down.


24 posted on 05/26/2011 4:30:36 PM PDT by DefundLaRaza (STOP THE HATE! http://www.DefundLaRaza.com/donate)
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To: DTogo

...buy an “M” rated video game atleast here in Michigan.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 4:50:30 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: DefundLaRaza

So how is the old soapbox and ballot box working out for you America?

I have a supply precious metals in boxes I would like to donate to LaRaza and the NBP.

No gold or silver, all copper jacketed lead.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 4:52:46 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

I guess this means Pawlenty can’t count on winning his state if he’s the nominee. /s


27 posted on 05/26/2011 5:19:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Racism, rather than rationality, means Obama will be president until Fri., Jan. 20, 2017.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Thanks for the link, and let’s not forget ACORN’s trunk load of ballots, well, unless you only need one ID per trunk load.


28 posted on 05/26/2011 5:22:05 PM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does it cost 23 million dollars to look at an ID before having to find a name in a registry and then give that person a ballot?


29 posted on 05/26/2011 5:25:42 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
so anything less than SIGNIFICANT voter fraud is acceptable... right??? so long as they vote RAT that is
30 posted on 05/26/2011 5:26:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Man Who Pleaded Guilty On Drug Charge Gets To Vote (MN-2008)

http://wcco.com/local/drug.charges.man.2.815763.html

laws are only for republicans...


31 posted on 05/26/2011 5:32:21 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Dayton would never call a special session to give them an opportunity for an over ride.

This is corrupt government - corrupt to the core. Not allowing the legislative branch to respond in a debate after you get in your jab is undemocratic and unamerican.

32 posted on 05/26/2011 5:37:54 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everyone should be asking why Democrats support voter fraud.


33 posted on 05/26/2011 5:42:13 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: WOBBLY BOB
yup... silly rabbit, laws are for Republicans
34 posted on 05/26/2011 5:44:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; stainlessbanner; Pelham

Sorry for decent Yankees...ya’ll have some crazy white people up there.

We can swap our libs for u guys to come down here.

You can even bring Union blue memorabilia...belive it or not...we are cool with it.

Just careful with the matches ok?


35 posted on 05/26/2011 5:45:58 PM PDT by wardaddy (All the social libs who left last go around have crawled back...they can't help themselves)
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To: theDentist

so he wanted to veto the bill which will let the voters say if they want a perverted marriage or a real normal one.
He did the abortion one and now this.

OK this is all in 3 days as far as I know so what is going on with this radical lunatic

He wants to do all this then fine but the GOP had better raise the homo pervert issue as well as this as these two are the majority.

The problem for the perverts, cross dressers and the radical socialists is that they surround themselves with like minded radicals and then think they are the majority but when the voters come out and the ones who stay silent then they find they are a small minority and then they get all into baby tantrums


36 posted on 05/26/2011 5:52:27 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Dayton Vetoes Voter ID Bill Despite Broad Public Support
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2130331.shtml?cat=1

“According to our exclusive new SurveyUSA poll, 76% of Minnesotans say they’d vote in favor of voter ID. Only 18% oppose the idea.”


37 posted on 05/26/2011 5:54:47 PM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Makes sense. They recently “elected” Franken.


38 posted on 05/26/2011 6:13:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So lets see the Democrat governor believes that the Majority in a Democracy doesn’t matter because in order for things to get done they must have “broad bi-partisan support” is that WTF?


39 posted on 05/26/2011 6:15:48 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Bibi to Obama: "History will not give the Jewish people another chance")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kick the dope out of office. But first make the remainder of his term miserable.


40 posted on 05/26/2011 6:16:20 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ONE fraudulant vote is one too many.

no citizen should be screwed over by state endorsed fraud.


41 posted on 05/26/2011 6:20:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
".......and that the reason most often cited for requiring photo identification, felons Democrats voting, would not be resolved by the bill."

There, I fixed it.

42 posted on 05/26/2011 6:24:19 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: cripplecreek
Dayton said he did not believe voter fraud to be a significant problem in Minnesota

Of course it's not significant to Dayton. It only helps DFL/Dems in that state. It's no problem at all!

43 posted on 05/26/2011 6:28:16 PM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: DTogo

To get a job

To cash a check

(And this one is funny for those who claim students don’t have one) To get into a nightclub. And we all know how many fake ones they have!


44 posted on 05/26/2011 6:49:41 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Typical_Whitey

His new plan is for ATM voting machines. Cutting spending is a must. When you vote for the Democrat money comes out. Saving on administrative cost. If you vote Republican a Robber Jumps out from behind the machine and Mugs you.


45 posted on 05/26/2011 6:56:05 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine

LOL... seems like that idea will sell well to the idiot left...


46 posted on 05/26/2011 6:59:34 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Bibi to Obama: "History will not give the Jewish people another chance")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not a Pawlenty supporter, but it’s amazing he did as well as he did in this state.


47 posted on 05/26/2011 7:00:33 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: longtermmemmory

[ONE fraudulant vote is one too many.]

Exactly. Every fraudulent vote, disenfranchises a legitimate vote!

[no citizen should be screwed over by state endorsed fraud.]

We have a problem when one party supports and defends vote fraud. If there is fraud in the vote, freedom does not exist.


48 posted on 05/26/2011 7:04:41 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Typical_Whitey

They would if they could.


49 posted on 05/26/2011 7:10:26 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What I just sent him:

Governor Dayton - How can you justify your veto of this important legislation? Certainly you are aware that in this day and age, there is NOTHING anyone can do without an ID. You can’t get a job, you can’t cash a check - these are the most basic things that relate to those you might like to consider disadvantaged. You can’t get on a plane, you can’t get into a nightclub (except for those “students” some are so worried about, because they ingeniously get lots of fake IDs.) Bottom line we live in a society where you can’t function without a photo ID, so just who is it you think doesn’t have one? Insane.


50 posted on 05/26/2011 7:31:45 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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