High Court Considering Voter Photo ID Ballot Challenge
7-18-12 (St. Paul, MN) -- The state Supreme Court is considering the American Civil Liberties Union's request to throw out the ballot question on the proposed voter photo-ID constitutional amendment. In oral arguments yesterday afternoon (Tues), Minnesota A-C-L-U attorney Bill Pentelovitch told the justices the question is misleading because "no voter looking at the ballot question...would have any idea they were voting to institute provisional balloting." Justice Paul Anderson told Tom Boyd, attorney for the Republican-controlled legislature, "you have a major omission here that I think can cause real problems for the voters." Boyd responded it's up to the legislature to determine whether certain parts of the amendment should or should not be included in the summary. But Boyd contends that's *not* within the discretion of the Minnesota Supreme Court.