Skip to comments.Minnesota voters back voter-ID amendment 76/18
Posted on 05/27/2011 7:05:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Mark Dayton vetoed a new voter-ID bill in Minnesota because he said it lacked “broad bipartisan legislative support.” Perhaps he should have considered what the people of Minnesota thought rather than his coterie of DFL party hacks in St. Paul. A new poll conducted by Survey USA puts Dayton squarely in the 18% fringe of Minnesota politics:
Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the voter ID bill saying it lacked “broad legislative bipartisan” support. …
According to our exclusive new SurveyUSA poll, 76% of Minnesotans say they’d vote in favor of voter ID. Only 18% oppose the idea.
Well, a 76% support level is hardly bipartisan, is it? Why, it’s only the crazed Tea Party wingnuts that really support voter ID requirements, right? Not exactly. Let’s take a look at the internals, shall we?
Dayton may think that voter ID doesn’t have broad bipartisan support, but that’s because Dayton doesn’t get out of the mansion much. All he knows is what he hears from the entrenched DFL party machine, which fears voter ID as an end to their opportunities to manipulate elections. After years of Election Day shenanigans, even two-thirds of self-described liberals have had enough.
And if that’s true in Minnesota, just imagine how voters feel in areas outside of the “progressive” Midwest.
Addendum: Survey USA’s big takeaway from the poll is that Tim Pawlenty trails Barack Obama by five points in a hypothetical head-to-head match. Pawlenty just started running, so that’s hardly unexpected. It will only be a big problem for Pawlenty if he doesn’t eventually close that gap. It’s worth remembering, though, that Obama won Minnesota by twice that gap in 2008 over John McCain, who was supposed to be pretty popular in this state.
Politician’s paychecks should be adjusted for campaign promises and support for their constituents.
the dayton family owns target
and are uber progressives.
Former Democrat Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin did the same thing. Now that the Republicans have Scott Walker plus House and Senate majorities the bill sailed through..
Did Klobuchar take a position..she’s up in 2012..maybe against Michelle..
I bet they count on fruadulant votes in the thousands every election.
“Politicians paychecks should be adjusted for campaign promises and support for their constituents.”
One of the amazing things you learn from State Politics is that politicians don’t necessarily need a pay check.
Some States don’t pay their legislators. pretty much all States pay their legislators a lot less then congress. Apparently even in the “modern era” we can get away with recruiting politicians that work only for travel(to and from capital) compensation.
True. Then reverse it on them. Have them pay fines for every time they go against their constituents. Not gonna happen but would be nice if they lived under the threat.
Hopefully, patriotic Minnesotians can overcome all this by either recalling Marx Dayton, Franken or defeating them next election. Seeing though,as there will be voter fraud,courtesy of Dayton,it’s not looking very good. Prayers up for Minnesota and the rest of America.
If we are lucky they still may.
Voter fraud is what put the clown Franken over the top.
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