GOP gubernatorial candidates pledge to try and pass divisive and defeated Voter ID amendment

At a Tea Party debate last night in Rochester, GOP gubernatorial candidates Marty Seifert, Jeff Johnson and Dave Thompson pledged to actively work to pass voter ID – the same divisive amendment that Minnesota voters rejected on the 2012 ballot and similar to what was just declared illegal in Wisconsin.

“The Republican party and their candidates still don’t get it,” said DFL chairmen Ken Martin. “They are still trying to pass old divisive issues that the majority of Minnesotans have already rejected.

“Minnesotans want to strengthen the middle class, invest in education and create a state where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, not take away the voting rights of seniors, college students and veterans.”

The Voter ID Amendment was defeated in 2012 by a 6 point margin, 52-46.