Take Action MN Plays the Race Card
Minnesota Majority president Jeff Davis responded to Take Action Minnesota’s Monday press conference in which they accuse Minnesota Majority of using race issues to advance Voter ID.
“Race has never been a factor in the Voter ID debate. Only Take Action Minnesota wants to raise that specter. The amendment is about equal treatment under the law and fairness,” said Davis.
“The people of Minnesota are wise to these old smear tactics. It’s a testament to the fact that their arguments against Voter ID lack any merit when they resort to mud slinging with the old race card. Ad hominem attacks are a sure sign of losing an argument.”
In opinion polls conducted over the last several years, Voter ID enjoys 80% Support in Minnesota.
“The only other argument they’ve tried to rest their case against Voter ID on is disenfranchisement. They claim that thousands of voters will be unable to vote. Their problem is that every time their disenfranchisement argument has been tested in court, it’s been disproven. Requiring voters to identify themselves while providing free state-issued ID isn’t going to stop any eligible voter from exercising his or her rights,” Davis concluded.