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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman released a video called “Case Closed: Clean Elections in Hennepin County,” which touts clean elections and criticizes the voter ID amendment.

In the video, Freeman says he’s in charge of investigating and prosecuting election law violations, so he knows how elections have been handled statewide.

“In the rare instances where a crime was committed, we’ve investigated and prosecuted those cases,” Freeman said. “Minnesotans vote in large numbers. We are number one in the nation, election after election, in voter turnout. And we vote honestly.”

Freeman goes on to say that the “voter restriction” will cost $50 million that won’t go toward “real problems.” He also says the amendment will also reduce the number of people able to vote, including seniors, overseas military, new citizens and students.

“That’s wrong. We should do everything to enhance the voting capacities of people eligible to vote and not reduce them,” added Freeman.

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