The Minnesota Majority, a conservative group that has investigated the state's voting system and campaigned for a strict photo ID requirement, put up a billboard near Elk River that says Minnesota is "number one" in voting fraud, the Star Tribune says. Greta Bergstrom, a spokesman for TakeAction Minnesota, a liberal group that is leading the drive against Photo ID, says the billboard is misleading and alarmist.
The Legislature this year approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would require all voters to show a valid government-issued photo ID. Voters in November will vote on the measure.
The measure is also the subject of a state Supreme Court challenge. The high court will hold oral arguments on July 17 in the lawsuit from amendment opponents, who argue the question is vague and misleading, the Associated Press reported this week.
Opponents of the amendment this week tapped two high-profile leaders, former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Gov. Arne Carlson, to fight the measure.
Groups on both sides of the issue are mustering to plot strategy, the Star Tribune says.