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Voter fraud

As you many of you know, Minnesota leads the nation in voter fraud convictions with over 200 people being convicted following the 2008 election.

That is the highest number since 1936! I believe the voter I.D. amendment will reduce, and hopefully end, the occurrence of voter fraud.

If the voter I.D. amendment passes in November, voters will be required to present a state-issued photo I.D. before they vote.

Opponents to the bill are saying that this bill will cause voters to be denied the right to vote, but remember all voters will be subject to the same rules before voting and the state will be required to offer photo I.D.s at no charge to those who do not already have one.

I, personally, don’t know of anyone who does not already have a photo I.D. since virtually everything we do in life requires one. A photo I.D. is only a “huge obstacle” if you are not a citizen or you don’t know where your court house or local DMV is at. A voter I.D. law that is passed now will not affect any one until the next election, allowing plenty of time for those who may not have an I.D. to get one.

If you do not vote on this issue, your ballot will be counted as a no vote.

Let’s put an end to voter fraud in November by making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat! Vote yes, on the voter I.D. amendment on Nov. 6!

Karen Brownell


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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