I met my old friend “Lucky” Carroll, long-time DFL political operative and currently head meme-buffer for Alliance for a Better MInnesota, for a drink the other day. As usual, she’d started before I got there. Long before.
ME: (to waitress): Bring me a vodka sour. (to Carroll) So whatcha been up to?
CARROLL: (four empty cocktail glasses in front of her) I’ve been working to defeat the Voter Suppression Amendment.
ME: Ah, the Voter ID Amendment. Right. So why would you want to defeat an amendment that would ensure that the integrity of our election system isn’t eroded by systematic fraud?
CARROLL: Because we have the best election system in the world! (Finishes gin and tonic)
ME: OK well, currently the amendment is running about 2:1 in favor. So what if a solid majority of Minnesota voters say that they want Voter ID?
CARROLL: Then we’ll sue until the law gets thrown out anyway!
ME: Wait – so you’ll disenfranchise a solid majority of Minnesota voters….
CARROLL: The best voting system in the universe!
By the way, lefty organizations with deep pockets are pouring money into advertising against the Voter ID amendment.
The Minnesota Majority – and their “ProtectMyVote” organization – have been doing most of the work,and they are not with deep pockets; if you can peel off a buck or two to help, it’d be much appreciated.