MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of the campaign to pass a constitutional amendment requiring photo ID to vote appears doubtful about the proposal with most of the vote counted.

Dan McGrath of ProtectMyVote.com stopped short of a formal concession early Wednesday. But he says in an email that his side will “pursue other avenues to make advances in election integrity in Minnesota.” The amendment was trailing by about 87,000 votes with more than 80 percent of precincts reporting.

McGrath’s group had backed the photo ID proposal by saying it was needed to ensure the integrity of future elections. But its critics said it would make it harder for certain groups of people to vote, including the poor, elderly and minorities.

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