Skip to comments.Thinking about Voter ID-Sorting out the lawsuits (MN)
Posted on 08/14/2012 5:45:36 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Lawsuit #1, Voter ID suit asks for ballot measure to be stricken: A suit from The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, League of Women Voters Minnesota, Jewish Community Action and Common Cause Minnesota claims the ballot question itself is misleading and asks that it be stricken. Here is the language that is alleged to be misleading: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to eligible voters, effective July 1, 2013?"
Intervention by legislators in Voter ID suit: After the Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who is a vocal critic of Voter ID laws, declined to defend the ballot measure, the Minnesota Supreme Court allowed state legislators to intervene to defend the measure. (Taxpayers will pay the legal costs for the intervention.) The court heard oral arguments in that case Tuesday, July 17th.
My able colleague, Peter Nelson, argued persuasively that Minnesota law and precedent clearly favor leaving Voter ID, as passed, on the ballot this fall: Longstanding Court Precedent Clearly Supports Putting Voter ID on the Ballot. It is always hard to predict how a court will rule, but in this case, the law is clearly on the side of leaving Voter ID on the ballot.
Next, Secretary of State Ritchie, who pretends when it is convenient that he views his job as merely ministerial, rewrote the title of the Voter ID ballot measure...
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That is because having to present identification to vote to prove you are who you say you are greatly reduces the Lefts ability to cheat in elections. The bigger government gets, the more the Statists in both parties will do ANYTHING to get elected or re-elected to grow more government. Were it not for the fact government is involved in EVERY SINGLE ASPECT of our lives, the relevance and power of elections and government wouldn't be nearly as important as it has now become .
Ha ha! The Dem SoS, who is against the measure and refuses to defend it, tries to change the title (of the simply worded proposal) to something resembling gobbledy-gook, and then tries to claim it’s misleading. He’s the one who made it confusing and misleading!! That is how Dems work.