ST. PAUL (Aug. 27, 2012) — Dan McGrath, Executive Director of TakeAction Minnesota, responded to the Minnesota State Supreme Court ruling on the Voter Restriction Amendment.
“Today’s ruling by the Minnesota State Supreme Court does nothing to change the controversial and divisive nature of the proposed Voter Restriction Amendment. The State Legislature was reckless when they passed this proposal that would end Election Day Registration and Absentee Voting as we know it, and stick voters with a $50 million price tag.
“Unfortunately today’s ruling does not give voters the benefit of fully knowing what they are voting on or how it will adversely affect them. As voters peel back the layers of the Voter Restriction Amendment they are discovering that, like an onion, it stinks. We continue to see grassroots momentum grow in opposition to this proposed amendment and we are confident that it can be defeated.”