AARP Opposes Voter ID Amendment
The AARP has registered a ballot question fund to fight the Republican-led constitutional amendment to require voters to show a photo ID. This is good news - the AARP has 650,000 members in Minnesota.
This news also highlights the basic problem with this amendment: it will make it harder for certain types of Minnesotans, including the elderly, college students and immigrants, to vote. And that is not an unwanted side-effect, that's the purpose of the amendment. At some point, the Republican Party of Minnesota appears to have decided that it's a better electoral strategy to turn people who disagree with them away from the polls than to earn their votes.
Keep fighting the good fight for a fair and open democracy, AARP!