Minnesota GOP governor hopefuls all back voter ID
October 9, 2017
State Rep. Matt Dean counts himself among those who believe there is voter fraud in Minnesota. There is no evidence of any widespread problem, but Dean still favors tighter voting rules, including voter ID.
“They can say ‘well, there’s never been as case of voter fraud found in Minnesota.’ How would you ever know?” asked Dean, R-Dellwood, who’s competing for the 2018 Republican nomination for governor.
Similar claims were made in 2012 when Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have required people who wanted to vote to show a photo ID. Only 46 percent backed the ballot question.