Voter ID Amendment In Minnesota Defeated

A proposed change to Minnesota’s constitution that would have required photo identification in order to vote was rejected at the ballot Tuesday. 

The amendment finished with the support of 46 percent of Minnesota voters. Fifty-two percent voted against the measure.

The defeat of the amendment, which was passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature in 2011, defies much of the pre-Election Day polling that indicated it was a favorite to pass.

 

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