Minnesota lawmakers want to renew voter ID push in 2020

Minnesota Public Radio News,  January 27, 2020

"Republicans in the Minnesota Senate said they will renew their push for a voter ID law during the election-year legislative session that begins next month, saying the requirement would help prevent voter fraud.

But Democrats say they have no interest in taking up the issue that state voters rejected in 2012, when a proposed constitutional amendment failed by a margin of 52 percent to 46 percent.

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Senate Republicans listed the voter ID issue on their agenda for the 2020 session. This time, it will be considered as a legislative proposal, not a ballot measure.

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The Republican-controlled Senate could pass a voter ID bill this year, but the DFL-controlled House is another story."

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Hannah Piercey

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