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Letter: Voter ID would suppress rights of many voters

Published 08/24/2012, West Central Tribune

In 1965 the Voters Rights Act was passed, yet we’ve got voter suppression in many areas of our nation. It’s now being proposed in Minnesota by an amendment requiring voters to present a valid photo ID before voting. Republicans say it will prevent voter fraud but fraud is not a problem. If it passes it will cause many problems. Currently, the mayors of both Minneapolis and St. Paul have stated it should be removed from the ballot as it is too expensive and will keep many people from voting.

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