MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson is concerned about what the Voter ID amendment would mean if passed.
“For all practical purposes it eliminates election day registration. And that directly impacts negatively on 500,000 thousand people that vote in Minnesota elections.” Carlson saidREAD MORE: 'When Is Enough Enough?': Minneapolis Community Calls For Change After 2 Kids Shot In The Head
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Carlson said he hopes the Minnesota Supreme Court will strike down the amendment.READ MORE: Twin Cities Concert Bookers 'Working Fast And Furious' To Bring In Shows As COVID Restrictions End
He called it dangerous and expensive.
“This is a huge multi-million dollar unfunded mandate that is shifted to the local government, plus the millions of dollars the state will have to spend to send out these voter ID cards,” he said.MORE NEWS: 'It Was Love At First Sight': Amelia Santaniello's Love Letter To Minnesota
The Minnesota Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments on the matter in July.