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    As a Minnesota voter, (and once in Colorado) It has always been a pleasure to vote.  Sure, I've waited in line for 5 minutes or 10, just enough time to look around and appreciate the other citizens who are voting.

    But ALEC members in our newly Republican dominated legislature and senate are trying to change all that.  Because Al Franken won a senate seat last time, they think they were cheated.  There has never been election fraud here.

    Nonetheless, as everywhere that Republicans have taken control of state houses, ALEC members are pushing through constitutional amendment ballot measures to make it harder to vote.

    As the frosting on their cake, they are trying to push through a constitutional amendment to restrict marriage.  Never mind that it's already illegal for same sex couples to marry here.  They want the belt and suspenders approach to make sure the rights of those "others" are abridged.

    I hope these measures go down, and it looks like they may.  I hope ALEC never gets another chance to mess up our excellent voting system here.  I'm thankful that Mark Dayton was able to defeat (narrowly) Tom Emmer for governor.  If Emmer was governor, I fear we'd make Wisconsin feel lucky.

    “I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.” –Blaise Pascal

    by dskoe on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 08:20:13 PM PST

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