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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Opponents of the voter ID constitutional amendment kicked off a statewide campaign to defeat it on Thursday.

Voters will decide the question in November, but already some powerful groups are lining up against it.

There is a lot of pushback on this from groups for and against voter ID. A group calling itself “Our Vote, Our Future” launched the effort Thursday. If the constitutional amendment passes, Minnesota voters would be required to show ID every time they cast a ballot.

Opponents say the amendment is not what it claims to be: They call it voter suppression and will lower turnout from minorities, the elderly, and students.

“The job of our campaign is to peel back the layers of the voter id amendment just like an onion, and as voters do this, they will realize the amendment stinks,” said Dan McGrath with “Our Voice, Our Future.”

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