OnTheIssuesLogo

Jim Abeler on Government Reform

 

 


Photo ID for voting

Question topic: People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Abeler: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Minnesota Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Unlock the stifling stranglehold the of federal government

Minnesota needs a Senator from Minnesota who has invested his life in the fabric of the people who make our state great. That Senator must strongly protect our personal privacy and liberty, unlock the stifling stranglehold the federal government holds on Minnesota, and recapture the flexibility we need to run our own state. I know I can be that Senator.

I am starting this run for U.S. Senate because I believe America is in trouble. The personal and religious freedoms that were intended for us by our Founding Fathers are being steadily eroded. Government spending is out of control and unsustainable. Massive debt to foreign countries threatens our sovereignty. Our children and grandchildren are born into a future as indentured debtors of our country's careless spending. When we are dependent on the government, we are absolutely not free.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, jimabeler.com , Jun 18, 2013

Require photo ID to vote

Jim Abeler voted Yea in a Conference Report Vote on HF 2738.

Legislative title:Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Legislative summary: Vote to adopt a conference report that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting.Highlights:

Source: Minnesota House voting records (Votesmart synopses) , Apr 3, 2012

Require photo ID for voting

Legislative Summary: Voters required to present photographic identification. An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If adopted, it would read [for the relevant part]:

All voters must be subject to identical standards of eligibility verification before voting and the state must make photographic identification available to eligible voters at no cost to them. The following persons shall not be permitted to vote at any election: A person not meeting the above requirements [for photo ID] ; a person who has been convicted of a felony, unless restored to civil rights; a person under guardianship, or a person who is not mentally competent.

Legislative Outcome: Vetoed by Gov. Dayton on April 4, 2011 and hence reintroduced as constitutional ballot initiative; passed House 72-62 on March 20, 2012; Rep. Jim Abeler voted YES; passed Senate 35-29 on April 4, 2012; defeated 54%-46% by voters as "Amendment 2" on Nov 6, 2012.

Source: Minnesota legislative voting records: HF 2738 , Mar 20, 2012

Other candidates on Government Reform: Jim Abeler on other issues:
MN Gubernatorial:
Chris Coleman
Erin Murphy
Mark Dayton
Matt Dean
Rebecca Otto
Tim Walz
Tina Liebling
Tina Smith
MN Senatorial:
Heather Johnson
Mike McFadden

MN politicians
MN Archives

Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ND:Conrad(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate races 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) vs.Jones(D) vs.<Moore<(R)
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D) vs.Abboud(D) vs.McSally(R) vs.Arpaio(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(I) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
DE: Carper(D) vs.Boyce(R) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Rick Scott?(R) vs.Invictus(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) vs.Vohra(L) vs.Manning(D) vs.Faddis(R)
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(C)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R)
MN-2: Franken(R) vs.Smith(D)
MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Cramer(R) vs.Campbell(R)
NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R) vs.Pezzullo(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez?(R) vs.Rich(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs.Tarkanian(R) vs.Rosen(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D) vs.Webber(R)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Gibbons(R) vs.Renacci(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone?(R) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Christiana(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Nardolillo(R)
TN: Corker(R) vs.Bredesen(D) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(D) vs.Fincher(R) vs.Blackburn(R)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Romney(R)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R) vs.Stewart(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs.Milne(D) vs.MacGovern(D)
WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Luke(L) vs.Ferguson(D)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Jenkins(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) vs.Trauner(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare

Other Senators
Senate Votes (analysis)
Bill Sponsorships
Affiliations
Policy Reports
Group Ratings
 
Search for...





Page last updated: Feb 22, 2018