Reject GOP Voter ID scheme

To the Editor:

In 1970, Ken Collier ran for Congress in Florida to write a book about the experience and unexpectedly discovered extensive governmental vote-counting shenanigans/whitewashes in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, including “hanging chads” on punch card ballots.

A frustrating two-decade battle, partnering with brother Jim, ensued to uncover, expose and remedy massive vote-counting fraud against America, detailed in their book, “Votescam: The Stealing of America.” Central was the unprecedented, “unadvertised,” criminal takeover of the vote count by top television/news organizations and private computerized voting machine manufacturers.

A 1985 lawsuit the brothers brought against a U.S. Justice Department official who habitually protected vote-fraud perpetrators was quashed due to illegal meddling by then U.S. Appeals Court Judge Antonin Scalia, likely at the Republican National Committee’s behest. In 1986, Scalia became a Supreme Court justice.

Fast forward to the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race where the outcome depended on a scandalous, prolonged vote recount, again involving “hanging chads;” again involving Florida’s Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties — ultimately decided in favor of Bush by the Supreme Court where, again, Scalia was pivotal.

It’s urgent citizens reject Minnesota Republican legislators’ exclusionary, burdensome, possibly unconstitutional, voter photo-ID scheme. — Donna Christianson, Little Falls