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Letter to the Editor: Voter ID would be money wasted

If, as County Auditor Wayne Stein and others throughout the state have said, voter fraud is nearly nonexistent, why are we even considering a constitutional amendment to require voters to show government issued IDs?

It would be very a costly - in Otter Tail County up to $600,000 - solution to a problem that doesn't exist. I'd call that REALLY wasteful government spending.

Now, if your goal is to keep some people from voting who are otherwise eligible, or if you do like wasteful government spending, maybe you should consider voting for the amendment.

But if you think that the amendment is a solution to a nonexistent problem that requires wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars to implement, you might consider a 'no' vote.

Roger Vettleson

Perham, MN