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Topic - Ryan Winkler
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said Wednesday he will no longer issue cards that appeared to give lawmakers immunity from being arrested for drunken driving or other crimes during a legislative session, saying his office isn't bound by statute to distribute them.
A Democratic lawmaker criticized Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas," then saying he didn't know "Uncle Tom" was a racist epithet.
The bill's House sponsor, Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, said Thursday he believes Swanson's opinion makes it clear that lawmakers need to resolve the issue.
"The only thing that could happen to change that is if the DFL were to fall on our face completely and fail to pass some significant legislation still on the table, which isn't going to happen," said Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley.