War veteran featured in ad for ‘Vote No’ on voting amendment

The latest ad against the voting amendment from the Our Vote Our Future group features Iraq war veteran Alex Erickson of Minneapolis, who says military IDs might not be considered valid under the proposal that will be on the statewide ballot next month.

In the ad, Erickson says:

“The Voter Restriction Amendment might seem like a good idea, but when the Legislature put it on the ballot, they screwed it up.

“To them, military IDs aren’t valid IDs, which means this amendment takes away a basic freedom from people who gave a whole lot.

“Let’s send this back, and make them fix it.”

Luchelle Stevens, campaign manager for Our Vote Our Future, says the wording of the Minnesota proposal doesn’t protect military members.

 “While other states have taken care to do so, the Legislature failed to safeguard the voting rights of these brave men and women when they placed the amendment on the ballot. Minnesotans should honor their sacrifice by voting no on Nov. 6,” Stevens said in a statement.

You can also learn about all our free newsletter options.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Tom Anderson on 10/23/2012 - 09:11 pm.


    The law hasn’t been written yet, but if you honestly believe that the 2013 Legislature will pass and Governor Dayton will sign a law where a military ID won’t be included as a valid government ID (isn’t the military part of the government/) then vote no. When the amendment passes, we will see who was right. Hint: Military ID is valid or Governor has no chance in 2014.

  2. Submitted by Dave Thul on 10/23/2012 - 09:42 pm.

    Conspiracy theories

    Hard to believe the anti Photo ID folks are honestly saying that Republicans want to make it harder for military overseas to vote, considering that military voters overwhelmingly favor Republican candidates.

  3. Submitted by Connie Sullivan on 10/24/2012 - 03:42 pm.

    The fact is, however, that more and more people are pointing out how the GOP pushed this amendment through the legislature they dominate (without any Democratic votes) without thinking it through. it’s very complicated, and expensive.

    How anyone can vote for a so-called Voter ID Constitutional Amendment, when there isn’t even an amendment text to read and analyze, is beyond comprehension.

    Even the GOP doesn’t understand all the complications of what they passed quickly without thinking. Vote NO!

Leave a Reply