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Keith Ellison's Impact on the Marriage Amendment Votes

Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) always sets really lofty goals for increasing his turnout. In 2010 it was to prevent the expected drop-off from the insane turnout of 2008 and help the DFL win the Governor's race. This year it was to make sure that the two amendments were defeated. I believe he had a huge impact this year.
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MN Churches Unite to Oppose Voter Restriction Amendment

On the steps of Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, the Minnesota Council of Churches announced that they were joining the coalition of groups opposing the constitutional amendment to restrict voting rights. The MCC represents upwards of 1 million Minnesotans from the following denominations.
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OH Voter Suppression Efforts of Tea Party Group Under Investigation

First off, a panel of federal judges dealt a blow to Ohio GOP vote suppression efforts. They ruled early voting couldn't be limited. It was unanimous. They differed on what aspect of the constitution this vote restriction violated.
Secondly, an Ohio tea party group is in trouble for suing to kick a wide swath of Democratic-leaning voters off the voter rolls.
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Republicans Have to Rely on Voter Suppression to Win

There is a reason Republicans have been pushing for vote restrictions nationwide. Its the same reason Republican are doing everything to suppress the vote in states they control. When fewer people vote, Republicans win.
In Minnesota, Republicans have known for a long time that they can't win a statewide vote. Tim Pawlenty won the Governor's seat twice with 44.37% in 2002 and
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Voter ID Laws Are Being Thwarted Nationwide

Republican efforts to suppress and restrict voting for Americans is not going particularly well. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott can't seem to find any non-citizen voters. A Pennsylvania judge put a hold to a key part of Republicans restriction efforts. And in Minnesota, yet another paper explained to its readers how expensive the vote restriction constitutional amendment will be.
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