Minnesota has seen literally hundreds of voter fraud convictions in the last few months. People illegally voted in both the 2008 and 2010 elections. In Minnesota, you can prove your identity by having someone “vouch” for you at the polls. Last year, the legislature passed a voter ID law overwhelmingly, but the law was vetoed by Governor Mark Dayton (Democrat). In 2012, groups like Minnesota Majority are trying to add a voter ID constitutional referendum to the ballot to bypass Dayton’s veto. It’s likely to pass overwhelmingly because nearly 80 percent of Minnesotans support it.
I will be debating Minnesota State Representative Ryan Winkler about voter ID tomorrow at the University of Minnesota law school in Minneapolis at 12:15 p.m., and of course, will be signing copies of my book Injustice afterwards.