Voter ID deal clears the way to fall ballot in Minnesota

by - April 03, 2012

A controversial constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo identification at the polls has cleared one of the last hurdles on the way to the fall ballot.

An all-Republican conference committee hammered out a compromise version of the House and Senate voter identification proposals and passed it unanimously Monday night, over the vocal protests of the Minnesota Secretary of State's office, which described the compromise as "worse" than either of the original plans.

Proponents were more pleased with the committee's work.

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