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Omdahl: Is voter ID program worth $700K?

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

During the 2014 election cycle, North Dakota will be spending $700,000 on advertisements to remind voters that they now need an ID to vote and that ID voting is as “easy as pie.”
The first defense for spending this huge sum of money is that it i…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fourth anti-abortion bill sent to governor

April 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House lawmakers have sent Gov. Jack Dalrymple a fourth, and final, anti-abortion bill that prohibits an abortion after 20 weeks and defines life at conception. Continue Reading

Voter ID bill sent to Gov. Dalrymple

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota voters may have to present identification before they can cast a ballot at the next election. Continue Reading

Cynthia Moothart, Minneapolis, column: Huge questions dog Voter ID amendment

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Since statehood, changes to Minnesota’s election laws occurred only when a bipartisan majority agreed. The proposed amendment upends that history, given that it passed with only Republican support. Continue Reading

Tony Cornish, Vernon Center, Minn., column: Claims about Voter ID don’t hold up

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Up to 500,000 people vote in Minnesota without any verification of their identity or address. That’s how people register from coin-op laundries and addresses that don’t exist. Continue Reading

Filling in blanks about voter ID

October 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Both sides in Minnesota’s voter photo identification debate try to paint pictures about how life would look if the requirement passes November 6, but the real picture has yet to be painted. Continue Reading

Veterans in thick of photo ID struggle

October 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Military veterans have moved front and center in the debate over Minnesota’s proposed voter ID constitutional amendment. For voter ID supporters, veterans are a symbol to sell their message of election integrity. Continue Reading

‘Voter ID’ will cost as much as $500,000

October 10, 2012 in DL-Online

If the Voter ID amendment passes, it could cost Becker County as much as $500,000, according to Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen, who is in charge of local elections. Continue Reading

Cynthia Moothart, Minneapolis, column: Voter ID amendment imposes huge costs

October 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Proponents tell us that the elections amendment on the ballot this November is no big deal because the state will provide a free ID card to anyone currently without one.
But a closer look shows that passing the amendment would mean much more with serious consequences for taxpayers in Polk County, Minn., among others. Continue Reading

GOP senators say Ritchie campaigns against voter ID amendment

October 9, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie uses state funds to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photographic identification, two Republican state senators allege in a complaint filed Thursday. Continue Reading