Photo ID Before the MN Senate Today
The Minnesota State Senate is about to take up the Voter ID bill, which would ask voters to change the constitution requiring voters to provide ID at the polls.
The State House has already approved the legislation and the Republican controlled Senate is expected to follow suit.
State Senator Paul Gazelka of Baxter supports the effort. The Republican lawmaker told KLKS News, he didn't know if such an amendment would evolve voting from a right to a privilege. But, he says it would only affect about one percent of the voters.
Liberal groups oppose the legislation feeling it could make voting difficult for up to 500 thousand Minnesotans, including students, the disabled and the elderly who often vote for Democrats.