Earlier this year, opponents of the photoID amendment condemned a banner used on Minnesota Majority's website to promote a James O-Keefe-produced Youtube purporting to reveal fraud in the state's voter registration system.
One racially charged element in the artwork? A figure wearing a sombrero, which MM's Dan McGrath said represented an undocumented immigrant.
Recent antics on in the Minnesota House may provide another explanation for the conservative group's real target. That sombrero? A symbol of politically mobilized Vikings fans, who've been mobbing the state capitol and threatening legislators like my dear friend Mary Franson and that other guy with retribution at the polls if they didn't get what they want with their chants and din at the statehouse.
A candid snapshot of Duane Quam (R-Byron) wearing a Vikings sombrero demonstrates the totally real threat of voter fraud those cartoon figures might pose. City Pages investigative reporter Gregory Pratt has the inside scoop in Rep. Duane Quam dons Vikings sombrero to amuse Kurt Zellers.
Bluestem Prairie sincerely hopes that Mark Ritchie keeps an eye out for Viking sombrero voter fraud in districts of legislators who voted against the stadium bill.
Photo: Huh? Photo by Kurt Daudt.