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Faux veto not confusing

April 10, 2012
The Journal

ov. Mark Dayton made it clear that he opposes the Voter ID amendment that will be on the state's ballot next fall.

Dayton issued a symbolic veto of the amendment, and pledges to urge voters to reject the amendment next fall.

Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem criticized the move, saying Dayton's symbolic action could confuse voters.

Well, if that confuses any voters, no amount of ID?is going to help them.

Sometimes it seems elected officials or those seeking office have a low opinion of the general IQ of the voter. Senjem could have said that Dayton's faux veto was stupid, or pointless, or petty (which it is). Instead he claims it was an "obstruction to the democratic process" by confusing to the voters.

We think voters are going to hear plenty in the coming months about the amendment, and will be able to put two and two together. The vast majority will be ready to decide when they get into the voting booth in November.



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