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With the audience behind him, Sen. Soctt Newman of Hutchinson tells a Senate committee Wednesday that the state should require voters to show photo IDs before casting ballots.

Voter photo ID receives first examination

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ST. PAUL -- Opponents of requiring photo identifications for voters talked against it for hours Wednesday, knowing their chances of stopping the proposal were slim.

Just four of more than 30 witnesses at a five-hour Minnesota legislative committee meeting spoke in favor of the proposed constitutional amendment, which Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature back in the name of preventing voter fraud.

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