In Minnesota there have been no cases of voter impersonation reported, and only 10 cases of other types of voter fraud reported since 2000 - less than 1 per year. Nation-wide there have been 10 cases of voter impersonation over the past decade – or one out of every 146 million registered voters.
So why is the Voter ID amendment on the ballot?
The real purpose of the Voter ID amendment is to make it harder for some people to vote: primarily students, the elderly, and the poor.
So who is least likely to have a current photo ID?
18 percent of citizens aged 18-24 do not have a government-issued ID with their current address and name.
18% of elderly citizens
25% of African-American citizens of voting age do not have a current photo ID.
10 % of voters with disabilities
15 % of voters earning less than $35,000/year