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Minn. Gov. Dayton Urges Voters to Reject Voter ID Amendment, Says He'll Fight to Defeat It
The Republic ^ | April 09, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 04/09/2012 9:08:00 AM PDT by Son House

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's ready to do whatever he can to urge voters to reject the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot in November.

Dayton issued a symbolic veto of the amendment Wednesday, though he has no legal power to stop it from appearing on the ballot. The GOP-controlled Legislature signed off on it last week.

Dayton says the amendment would cripple Minnesota's election system by curbing same-day voter registration, absentee balloting and mail-in voting. Backers say requiring voters to prove their identity is an election integrity measure.

The governor says he doesn't think there is a way to prevent it from going to voters.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: amendment; ballotstuffing; dayton; howtostealanelection; id; votefraud; voter; voterid
Now just how did Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton get enough votes to win as the Minnesota House and Senate all went Republican? 5 letter acronym: ACORN
1 posted on 04/09/2012 9:08:09 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Dayton must be off his meds. Again.


2 posted on 04/09/2012 9:14:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Son House

If we can make voting verifiably honest once again, we should be able to slowdown the democratic cancer destroying this country.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Son House
Dayton says the amendment would cripple Minnesota's election system by curbing same-day voter registration, absentee balloting and mail-in voting.

Do you suppose Dayton can explain, in plain English, exactly how requiring voter ID hurts the state?

There was actually a time when a voter had to know a little about the principles of democracy to be able to vote. Now you just need a pulse, and no ID. Crazy world we live in today.

4 posted on 04/09/2012 9:16:45 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Son House
Dayton says the amendment would cripple Minnesota's election system by curbing same-day voter registration, absentee balloting and mail-in voting. Backers say requiring voters to prove their identity is an election integrity measure.

all of the items needed to elect you sorry butt, Dayton!

5 posted on 04/09/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

They intend to cheat.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 9:20:58 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: tommix2

perhaps their opponents will begin to cheat as well if they continue to normalize it.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Son House

Sounds like Mr Dayton fears losing the Minnie Mouse vote and the Six Feet Under vote.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 9:22:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Let’s all go to Minnihaha and vote for it. The Gov. should not have a problem with it.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 9:24:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Son House

It’s hard to imagine an honorable motive against insuring that the vote is legitimate.


10 posted on 04/09/2012 9:24:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: All

Without voter fraud, we would have never heard the phrase “Senator Al Franken”....


11 posted on 04/09/2012 9:25:56 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

..and without Senator Al Franken, ObamaCare would have been DOA.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: MNDude
perhaps their opponents will begin to cheat as well if they continue to normalize it.

Or perhaps more people will not bother to vote knowing that their vote will be cancelled by a fraudulent vote.

13 posted on 04/09/2012 9:34:16 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Speaking of meds, anyone who has bought a decongestant in the recent past should realize how ridiculous the opposition to voter ID laws really is.

I had not done that for some time as I don't take decongestants; my son wanted me to pick up an allergy med with a decongestant for him (over the counter).

Merciful heavens! I thought I'd asked for a firearm by mistake! I kept waiting for the silly paper form asking if I were a fugitive from justice, and a call in to the feds, before I could get the medication.

I don't care what kind of sorry excuses the anti-ID folks give (usually something along the lines that getting an ID is just too onerous and/or expensive for some people) in a world where I must have an ID to get a job, drive a car, purchase tobacco, purchase alcohol, cash a check, board an airplane, and for crying out loud purchase a decongestant, there is no good realistic reason not to require an ID to vote.

14 posted on 04/09/2012 9:34:44 AM PDT by susannah59
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To: Son House
Someone needs to get O'Keeffe to go get a ballot for Dayton, and secretly film it.

WHITE MAN OFFERED ERIC HOLDER'S BALLOT
15 posted on 04/09/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Son House

Is it not the case that O’Keefe made this happen?

It is truly amazing what a single 20-something can do that thousands of supposed GOP leaders seem incapable.


16 posted on 04/09/2012 9:34:58 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Son House
Perhaps the Governor should watch this video: US Attorney General Eric Holder's Ballot to Vote Offered to Total Stranger
17 posted on 04/09/2012 9:38:08 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Son House

Gee Gov. Dayton, don’t Minnesota citizens already have to produce a photo ID, to buy liquor and cigarettes, apply for food stamps and welfare benefits, get on an airplane, enter a federal building, apply for a job, buy over the counter decongestant medications in a pharmacy, buy a car, boat or snowmobile, take a test drive at a car dealership, enter many clubs and entertainment spots, get a state fishing license, pay for goods and services by using a check and of course have a photo ID drivers license on their person to legally drive a car in Minnesota. So why is it a burden to have a photo ID to vote?


18 posted on 04/09/2012 9:38:34 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Cheerio

Another video on the subject:

“US Attorney General Eric Holder’s Ballot to Vote Offered to Total Stranger”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw


19 posted on 04/09/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT by uptoolate (Republicans sure do like their liberalism)
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To: Son House

“”voter ID constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot in November””


Will those without valid ID’s get to vote on the Constitutional Amendment???


20 posted on 04/09/2012 9:40:41 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: susannah59

You realize that Governor Dayton has had serious mental health and alcohol abuse problems, that would disqualify him from holding a security clearance or even enlisting in the Armed Forces. But he’s perfectly fit to be a senator or a governor, because, the liberal press hushes it up and he inherited millions of dollars from the Dayton department store chain, which now operates as Target. His first wife was a Rockefeller.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Son House

Conspiracy to steal an election should be a capital offense.

If the governor is willing to push that legislation instead, I could see backing down on requiring photo ID to vote.

Raise the penalties for ballot stuffing.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 9:47:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
>”Will those without valid ID’s get to vote on the Constitutional Amendment???”<

In one sentence you just proved why a Representative Republic is far superior than the concept of Direct Democracy.

23 posted on 04/09/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: The Great RJ

Vote fraud machines: Pick address that can be easily monitored, Mailboxes etc for example, apartment complexes for another, fill out voter registration cards using names from a cemetery or simply make them up, make a copy so you know what the signature looks like.

Now for either primary or general elections you request an absentee ballot for every one of those fake voters, vote the ballot, make sure the signature looks right, mail it back. No need for an ID with picture, no chance of being caught by a poll worker who knows you are not who you say you are. The end result, a stolen election. the voting public is gullible BUT there are some of us who can see and connect the dots.

Now before the general election ask your county registrar for a list of addresses with five or more voters. Go in a group and get face to face with each listed voter. If there is no voter to get face to face with, file charges with your local sheriff. If the registrar refuses to help you you know they are crooked and can act accordingly.


24 posted on 04/09/2012 9:51:23 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: olezip
"Now you just need a pulse..."

Not necessarily.

25 posted on 04/09/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Son House

“Now you just need a pulse, and no ID.:

Actually in some places (like Cook County), you can be six feet under and without a pulse and still vote.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 10:12:46 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Son House
Now just how did Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton get enough votes to win as the Minnesota House and Senate all went Republican?

Tom Horner.

27 posted on 04/09/2012 10:14:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: olezip

“curbing same-day voter registration, absentee balloting and mail-in voting.”

In addition to preventing the dead and those who have moved from the state from voting, it would stop two of the three leading ways to commit vote fraud and in Minnesota would make some changes to the third (absentee voting) no one wants to eliminate legitimate absentee voting but some of the states have systems that are rife with fraud, apparently Minnesota is one of those.


28 posted on 04/09/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Son House
curbing same-day voter registration, absentee balloting and mail-in voting.

All three should be shelved. Only mail in allowed should be military people overseas or stationed out of state.

That's just me

29 posted on 04/09/2012 11:27:19 AM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Son House

i remember seeing on here that in ‘08, SCOTUS ruled these laws were constitutional. If so, how can there be DOJ interference and so much contempt for them(rhetorical)?


30 posted on 04/09/2012 12:25:20 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: duffee

MN is also one of only 2 states to allow “vouching” for people...and you can do so for (IIRC) up to 15 people.

IE: “see those 15 people behind me in line? they’re all my neighbors and I vouch for them being legit to vote”


31 posted on 04/09/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: muir_redwoods
It’s hard to imagine an honorable motive against insuring that the vote is legitimate.

Not hard, impossible.

32 posted on 04/09/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: Cheerio
Haven't you heard, that was manufactured. </sarcasm>
33 posted on 04/09/2012 1:17:54 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: Son House
The governor says he doesn't think there is a way to prevent it from going to voters.

IOW...he would stop the electorate from voting on it if he could. There is NOTHING democratic about democrats.
34 posted on 04/09/2012 1:18:43 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: Son House

But, hey! It’ll be voted either up or down using the old voting system, under which he was elected. So what’s he worried about?


35 posted on 04/09/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: TurboZamboni

How did they manage to elect a Republican House and Senate? Could it be that certain areas of the state have an overwhelming turnout of democrats on election day? Minneapolis, St Paul, Rochester, Deluth?


36 posted on 04/09/2012 2:18:21 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

It’s my understanding that the Voter ID amendment is favored by a solid majority of voters in MN. Dayton has every reason to be worried enough to call his base to action in November.


37 posted on 04/09/2012 2:20:46 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: duffee

St.Louis County


38 posted on 04/09/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MNGal

Most MN polls are around 75% (in favor of Voter ID)

high is 80%, lowest I’ve seen is around 70%.


39 posted on 04/09/2012 2:45:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’ve never agreed with absentee or mail-in ballots. My father almost lost an election because of the fraud associated with the very loose protections around absentee ballots. It’s still the easiest way to buy votes, because you can be right there when the x is placed on the ballot and then sealed in the envelope. And that’s just with those voters who are legitimately on the voter list. The potential for abuse by imaginary or ineligible voters is even worse.


40 posted on 04/09/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Son House

Governor Tinkerbell has been snorting his fairy dust again.


41 posted on 04/10/2012 7:22:55 PM PDT by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: Son House
Kent Kaiser blows a few of Dayton's shibboleths out of the water.
42 posted on 04/18/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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