Opponents of a group of Voter ID measures in the Minnesota House and Senate — including one that could lead to a constitutional amendment initiative — are not going to go away quietly.
Representatives of more than 20 nonprofit groups held a news conference today to make their case that, among others, students, seniors, homeless people and people who don’t drive would find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to voting because of a Republican-sponsored Voter ID requirement moving quickly through legislative committees. One thing is certain: Passage of any bill could bring litigation.
Another thing is certain: Any constitutional amendment move also will trigger litigation.”We won’t have any problem finding plaintiffs,” said Carolyn Jackson, the American Civil Liberties Union’s legislative consultant.The Voter ID bill passed the Senate last week.The House committee work is completed, and the bill is expected to go to the House floor soon.
Meanwhile, the Voter ID constitutional amendment proposal will be heard in a hearing Wednesday night. There’s an assumption — but not a surety — that Gov. Mark Dayton will veto any legislation. But a constitutional amendment issue can’t be blocked by the governor.
Full Article: MinnPost – Voter ID opponents say litigation a possibility.