MN Voter ID
Much has been made (in recent Presidential) elections about voter "fraud" in Ohio (where the Diebold voting machines were supposedly hacked) and Florida (the infamous butterfly ballot). However, one form of voter fraud gets little attention, and it deserves the most for it is the easiest to do.
Last March, Representative Joe Hoppe (R-34B)of Chaska introduced a bill to address this type of fraud. The bill, HF # 1494, requires individuals who are eligible to vote to provide a photo ID to the election judges as proof of residence/ID. This is the type of bill that has been proposed in other states in order to stop some of the rampant voter fraud as we saw in Milwaukee and Washington state, where people were bussed from precinct to precinct in order to case multiple votes for candidates. This bill needs scrutiny and support.
This bears scrutiny in that there is little in the bill (so far) to say how the act will be enforced and that is important. It bears support because the integrity of our elections is vital to the health of our country. We saw (in the last 2 elections) the acrimony that has been rampant in the country due to the "alleged" inconsistencies in Ohio and Florida. An electorial process that is free from tampering is essential. I hope you will all contact your state legislators and ask that they support HF #1494.