Evidence does not show issues with voter fraud

Dear Editor:

In response to the two letters in the Sept. 12 edition in favor of the Voter ID Amendment, I recently defended a gentleman who was charged with illegal voter registration. He is a convicted felon and therefore is ineligible to register to vote. Before leaving prison, he filled out an application to renew his driver’s license. The application also had a section to register to vote and he mistakenly filled out that part also.

While reviewing the investigatory reports, I learned that he was one of only three persons in all of Isanti County to have illegally registered to vote in four years—2005 through 2009.  So is voter fraud a problem worthy of an amendment to our state constitution? Not from the evidence that I can see.

Mark W. Benjamin

Editor’s Note: The letter writer is a local attorney based in Cambridge.