Voter ID opponents drop $158k on first round of ads

Our Vote Our Future has reserved at least $158,000 in television airtime to broadcast ads opposing the voter ID amendment, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

Group spokesman Eric Fought says he expects the organization will spend more than that in the weeks leading up to Election Day, but wouldn’t say precisely how much.

These will be the first television spots Our Vote Our Future has purchased. The group is the primary organization raising and spending cash to defeat a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Spots are reserved on KARE-11 from Oct. 25 through Election Day.

It appears the group has also reserved airtime on Fox News affiliate KMSP and ABC affiliate KSTP for the same period of time.

ProtectMyVote, which is the primary group organized by Minnesota Majority to support voter ID recently put out their own ad, which features an elderly veteran talking about why he’s going to support the proposed amendment.

  • Larry Linn

    All absentee ballots should be nullified because no photo-i.d. can be verified.