When I first heard about the Minnesota Voter ID amendment, I thought, “Yeah! Let’s squash that voter fraud!” I think many people thought the same. But I’ve since learned a lot about why this amendment isn’t necessary (i.e. vote fraud is virtually nonexistent) and why it’s harmful (i.e. it will make it very difficult for senior citizens, low-income citizens, people of color, and students to vote).
Here’s a video made my by UMM’s MPIRG chapter that explains the further implications of such an amendment:
And here’s a video made by Sarah Silverman that explains the same from a national stance (and with much more profanity; you’ve been warned):