ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has set oral arguments for July 17 on a petition to remove a constitutional amendment from the November ballot that would require voters to present photo IDs at the polls.
The challenge was filed last week by four groups and five individual Minnesota voters. They say the ballot language doesn’t accurately describe the amendment.READ MORE: Minnesota Child Care Providers Now Eligible For Direct Payments Under Recovery Program
One of them, Common Cause of Minnesota, said in a statement Wednesday that the expedited schedule gives the court sufficient time to decide whether to strike the question before ballots are printed in August.READ MORE: Rising COVID Cases Amid Delta Variant Put Minnesota School Plans In Flux
The Legislature approved the ballot question this spring. Supporters say photo IDs would block voter fraud. Opponents say there’s little voter fraud in Minnesota, and that requiring photo IDs would discourage citizens who don’t have them from voting.MORE NEWS: Richard Mouneu Charged With Robbery After Allegedly Threatening Walmart Employee, Taking Cash
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