Minnesota Public Radio reports that former Governor Jesse Ventura has spoken out against two constitutional amendments on the Minnesota ballot.
“Ventura recorded a video message earlier this month speaking out against a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. He also told a group of people at Macalester College that he opposed a proposed amendment that would require people to present photo identification to vote. He told MPR News he felt the amendment was aimed at reducing voter fraud that he says isn’t there.”
Gov. Ventura said “”It’s clearly being done to disenfranchise poor people, immigration people, whoever. And you notice who sponsors it? The people who don’t normally get those people’s votes are the big sponsors of Voter ID. It sounds good on the surface but it sucks.”
Ventura made his comments during a rally for presidential candidate Gary Johnson, who is running as a Libertarian. The former Governor also spoke about same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue:
“It should not be on a ballot for the public to make that decision because you’re asking a majority to make a decision that affects a minority,” Ventura said. “If they allowed that, we’d probably still have slavery.”
Full report from Minnesota Public Radio @ http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2012/09/ventura_speaks.shtml