Author Of Photo ID Bill Explains Why It’s Needed (Audio)
Much has been made of the republicans in St. Paul pushing for an amendment to the State Constitution that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls. While we’ve heard from several local politicians like State Senator Tony Lourey and State Rep. Bill Hilty on why this legislation is bad, there is another side. State Representative Mary Kiffmeyer of (District 16B) is the chief House author of the Voter Photo ID bill. She says the bill has answered many of the questions that its opponents claim it has not.
Kiffmeyer said making people prove who they are at the polls makes a lot of sense, and is supported by around 80% of Minnesotans. She also says voter fraud is actually more of a problem than the Democrats will admit.
Here’s an interview with Kiffmeyer discussing the topic.
Minnesotans will decide this fall if the State Constitution will be amended.