A coalition of groups opposed to the proposed Voter ID constitutional amendment are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to remove the question from the Nov. 6 ballot.
The groups, led by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit today alleging the ballot question is misleading. They argue that the ballot question fails to make clear that voters will have to show a valid government-issued photo ID and that it would set up a new provisional balloting system.
"When Minnesota voters are being asked to change their system of voting, it is of paramount importance that the changes be fairly and accurately described in the ballot question. This ballot question fails to do so," the lawsuit states.
The ACLU has filed the lawsuit on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, Common Cause, Jewish Community Action Council and five citizens.
Supporters of the amendment responded by saying the lawsuit is no surprise. In a statement, Minnesota Majority President Jeff Davis said, "The opponents have been talking about a lawsuit from nearly the time that the Voter ID bill was introduced in the legislature. What are these folks so afraid of they feel they need to file a lawsuit trying to block Minnesotans from voting on this issue?"
Click here to read the lawsuit.