The controversial voter ID amendment in Minnesota went before the Minnesota State Senate Local Government and Elections Committee on Wednesday. The opposition was overwhelming, taking up a majority of the five hours of testimony. This article is in the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Daily particularly due to its impact on college students. U of M students testified against the amendment because it would deter students from voting. As many students do not have IDs with their current address (and their address tends to change from year to year), it would become a major obstacle for students wishing to vote and would decrease the student population's voting power.
The college students' argument is largely based on logos. If this amendment were to pass, it is only logical that it would become an obstacle to voting. The logos on the pro-amendment side is that there were over 100 cases of voter fraud in the 2008 election because people were voting despite being ineligible to do so. This type of amendment would help to solve that problem, which is only logical. The article also uses ethos by citing Dan McGrath, the executive director of Minnesota Majority, for the pro-amendment side. The article also draws on pathos, especially for college students, because their right to vote is being threatened. This is an important right that they will have strong emotions about.