STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Updated: GOP senators file complaint against Ritchie
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie uses state funds to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photographic identification, two Republican state... Posted on 10/4/12 at 12:01 PM
A national group dedicated to preserving the voting rights of military personnel recently praised Minnesota for its leadership.
The proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot threatens to undo these gains — and take away the right of democracy’s defenders serving abroad from taking part in elections at home.
A high-stakes political struggle over requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is erupting in Minnesota, conjuring up emotional precedents from the notorious Jim Crow poll taxes to the old Chicago admonition to "vote early and often."
Jim Ragsdale and Jennifer Brooks
, February 12, 2012
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