(Closed) Minnesota Bees! Vote NO!

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 62
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5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually support having to show ID to vote. It always baffles me that this isn’t already in place! Every time I go vote, I always by instinct get my ID out. Without an ID required, it’s scary to think that one of my neighbors could just go tell the polling office my name and vote for me. And to add to that, about a week ago I received in the mail a list of my neighbors and if they voted or not in the Presidental election in 2008 & 2004. Very easy for someone to see “oh, that person hasn’t voted in the last couple elections, I’ll just go vote for them too!”

No, it would not cost too much for people to vote if they required an ID. In both Kansas and Missouri, and I would think most states have the same thing, if you can’t afford a state ID you can get one for free. 

Post # 63
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3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@artichokey:  they really do. this thread has definitely opened my eyes and shown me that other states aren’t necessarily like IN, so I do appreciate this 🙂

Post # 64
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1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Blush.Champagne:  Thanks for sharing your opinions in this thread. I believe it’s super important to hear all different sides in order to get a good conversation going.

Post # 65
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588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Today I voted no twice as well.

I got married in September and am waiting for my new ID that has my new address and name. In MN they clip your ID and give you some yellow papers with your new information. I also had forgotten to register so I registered today right before I voted. If the amendmant had gone through I would be one of those not able to vote today because I would not have a current Identification with my photo and my current address and name.

Post # 67
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t see the problem for requiring an ID for voting.  In fact I support it.  Please answer this, how often does someone from MN have to renew their ID?  

In Kentucky it’s every four years.  FOUR YEARS.  

You can’t tell me someone can’t make arrangements if they do not have transportation or low wages that they can’t plan to have an ID made every four years or whatever the case may be.

When I voted this morning, I had to show my ID, and sign my name next to where my name and address was already printed out.  

You have to have an ID for so many things in life, I just really can’t fathom not having one.  

(This is my personal opinion. Your milage may vary.)

Post # 70
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4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nice job minnesotans! 😀

Post # 72
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MissSangria: 90% of my patients cannot get transportation on a reliable basis. There are publicly funded busses that get them to the hospital for their life sustaining treatments, but they cannot reliably get to a grocery store on a regular basis. They can’t get to a library to make an appointment online to get to the DMV. If they did, they still couldn’t physically get to the DMV. They walk- but they can’t walk 15 miles in the snow. 

For those of us with jobs, families, and the like, it seems like common sense. But there’s a significant portion of the population that cannot take anything for granted…

I’m not in Minnesota, but I’d be voting NO if I was!  

Post # 73
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am so effing proud of my state today. NO on Voter ID, and the 1st state to vote down a proposed amendment against gay marriage. While I’m disappointed in the margins, particularly on the gay marriage amendment, I hope other states will follow suit in the coming years.

@artichokey:  The Vote Yes people are suprisingly quiet on my FB feed today…not seeing any bible verses being thrown around. How’s yours looking?

Post # 75
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@artichokey:  My FB feed was nowhere near neutral in terms of the overall election, but I had a few people on there who were VERY vocal about criminalizing same sex marriage. I was expecting some backlash from them about how the country is moving away from god/not obeying his will/blah blah blah, but they were on radio silence…surprising considering they’ve been posting bible verses for close to a year as though that should be considered as an argument.

Overall, I’m just proud. How can the state go about legalizing within a year? Doesn’t the legislature have to repeal part of a law or something? I haven’t had time yet today to dig into the nitty gritty.

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