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Published August 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Poll ID Check, Gay Marriage Amendment Proposals

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.

By: Martiga Lohn, Patrick Condon, Associated Press

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.

The high court today rejected a lawsuit from left-leaning groups who argued that lawmakers had failed to give voters the full scope of the changes that would result from the amendment. In a separate decision the court also threw out ballot titles written by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for the photo ID amendment and another amendment to ban gay marriage.

Republicans had argued that Ritchie overstepped his authority and was trying to influence voters to reject both amendments.

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