Friday, March 25, 2011

Picture This

Let's face it. The Minnesota Secretary of State's office has done a poor job in minimizing the possibility of election fraud. And given the fact the past two election cycles have yielded a recount in a major race, election integrity has never been a more critical issue.

When Republicans attempted to past some sort of election law requiring photo identification at the polling place, many DFLers shrieked "DISENFRANCHISEMENT!!" And since the GOP didn't have a majority in either the House or Senate, a working bill never got to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's desk for almost certain approval.

The group Minnesota Majority has been tireless in its championing this issue. And per an e-mail I received from Dan McGrath of MM, it appears this long overdue legislation may finally reach the Governor's desk.

Your phone calls and emails have been heard! House leadership has given their assurances that 21st Century Voter ID will be advanced and passed this year.

Thank you for helping to make a difference.

Now, the only thing in the way of making 21st Century Voter ID law is Governor Dayton's veto pen. Please redirect your phone calls and emails to the governor's office and demand that he join the 80% majority and support Voter ID.

Governor's office: 651-201-3400

Naturally, there will still be strenuous objections from the DFL and its advocates, an issue which my pal Gary Gross addresses and subsequently eviscerates.

I'm not here to say that Photo ID is completely foolproof. But you can't tell me it isn't exponentially better than that sham of a vouching system currently in place.


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