Voter ID: the GOP and Uncle Joe
During the devastating report on the Voter ID Constitutional amendment this morning, our Clerk pointed out that under a provisional voting scheme large numbers of votes are thrown out, because the voters in question do not or cannot prove their eligibility within the short timeline available to them. The Pew survey City staff cited indicates that 30% of provisional votes are not counted.
This reminded me of a quote I've heard many times, often paraphrased. Here's the original, which appeared for the first time in Memoirs of the Former Secretary of Stalin:
"I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how." - Joseph Stalin
Who knew that there would be something that Minnesota Republicans and Soviet Communists could agree on?