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Minnesotans Of Faith Come Together To Combat Voter ID Amendment

Dozens of Minnesota clergy and religious leaders gathered Thursday to voice their opposition to Minnesota’s Voter ID amendment.

09/13/2012

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Poll Shows Marriage Amendment Is A Toss-Up

A new poll shows voters are at a virtual toss-up when it comes to Minnesota’s proposed marriage amendment that will be on the November ballot.

09/13/2012

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City Releases Report On Voter ID Amendment Costs, Changes

The office responsible for administering elections in Minneapolis released a report Wednesday saying that the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment could cost, if passed, an estimated $50 million in startup costs.

08/01/2012

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Minn. Court Weighs Edited Ballot Question Titles

The Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in separate lawsuits over the rewriting of ballot titles for two proposed constitutional amendments.

07/31/2012

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Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

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Altered Minn. Amendments Spur Partisanship Charges

Charges of partisanship flew at a Minnesota Senate hearing into proposed constitutional amendments that gained different topline names than the Legislature voted on earlier.

07/20/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Pulled Into New Amendment Case

A tussle over the title for a proposed constitutional amendment seeking changes to Minnesota voting is headed for the state Supreme Court.

07/19/2012

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Legal Action Planned Against Amendment Wording Changes

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session for state aid to flood-weary northeastern Minnesota. But some lawmakers are talking about adding another item to the agenda, that could revive two of the most controversial issues of the last decade.

07/10/2012

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Ritchie Alters Title For Voter Photo ID Amendment

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has reworked the title for a constitutional amendment seeking to impose a photo ID requirement for voting.

07/09/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers Defend Voter ID Measure Validity

Lawyers for the Minnesota Legislature argue that lawmakers deserve wide latitude to design constitutional ballot questions as they fight an attempt to scuttle a photo ID measure awaiting voters in November, according to new court papers.

06/27/2012

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Ritchie: Act Quickly On Voter ID Case

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is urging the state Supreme Court to act quickly on the lawsuit challenging the validity of a ballot question that seeks to make photo identification a requirement for voting.

06/26/2012

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Group Fighting Voter ID Plan Enlists Big Names

Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson became the public faces Tuesday of a fight against a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls.

06/26/2012

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Fmr. MN Gov. Warns Of Voter ID Amendment Dangers

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson is concerned about what the Voter ID amendment would mean if passed.

06/24/2012

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Judge Hears Challenge To Minn. Same-Day Voting

Conservative critics of Minnesota’s same-day voter registration system told a federal judge it allows too many ineligible people to cast ballots.

06/22/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers To Hire Law Firm In Voter ID Case

Top Minnesota lawmakers have approved an $18,000 legal expense in a fight to preserve a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

06/14/2012

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Top Republicans Seek To Keep Photo ID On Ballot

Republican legislative leaders are intervening in a lawsuit to try to keep a proposed photo ID requirement for voters on November’s ballot.

06/08/2012

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Coalition To Challenge Voter ID Amendment

A coalition plans to announce a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to present photo IDs at the polls.

05/30/2012

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Conservative Seniors Protest AARP’s Opposition To Voter ID

A dramatic protest from a group of Minnesota seniors Wednesday: They cut up their AARP cards, upset because AARP is opposing the Voter ID amendment on the ballot this fall.

05/23/2012

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Closing Arguments Expected In Wis. Voter ID Case

Closing arguments are expected soon in a court case challenging Wisconsin’s voter photo ID law.

04/19/2012

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Sec. Of State Ritchie Steps Into Voter ID Battle

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s job requires him to be neutral when counting votes. But he’s not shying from taking a position against the proposed amendment that would require voters to show photo ID.

04/14/2012

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Gov. Dayton Urges Voters To Reject Voter ID

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.

04/09/2012

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Voters To Decide Whether To Require IDs At Polls

Voters will decide in November whether government-issued photo identification should be required when voting in Minnesota, after lawmakers approved the ballot measure Wednesday and ended a years-long dispute.

04/05/2012

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2 Constitutional Amendments Heading To MN’s Nov. Ballot

Minnesota will have two constitutional amendments in the next election, after the House and Senate voted in favor of the latest on Wednesday.

04/04/2012

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Voters To Decide Whether To Require IDs At Polls

The Minnesota Senate is set to give the voter ID constitutional amendment its final push to November’s statewide ballot.

04/04/2012

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House Gives Voter ID Amendment Final Approval

The Minnesota House has given its final approval to a constitutional amendment on November’s ballot that will have Minnesotans decide if a government-issued photo ID should be required to vote.

04/04/2012

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