Anti-Voter ID Ad Put Through 'Truth Test'

Updated: 11/02/2012 8:08 PM By: Tom Hauser

One of the leading groups opposing the Voter ID constitutional amendment produced a new ad featuring a former Republican governor, Arne Carlson, and the current DFL governor, Mark Dayton.  

The ad makes several claims about what will happen if the Voter ID amendment passes. However, many of the claims are passed on pure speculation rather than solid facts.  

See how the ad fares when we put it through the 5 Eyewitness News "Truth Test."

Editor's note: Hubbard Broadcasting, which owns KSTP, is a contributor to, a group that supports the Voter ID amendment.



How We Grade Political Ads in "Truth Test"

At the end of every "Truth Test," 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.COM assign the tested political ad a grade.  Here's the criteria we use to determine that grade.

    An "A" requires nearly complete accuracy with little exaggeration and little or no need for more context.
    A "B" requires mostly accurate information, but gets marked down for minor exaggerations and misleading information.

    A "C" can be the result of inaccurate information or exaggerated information that misleads and gives the viewer no context.

    A "D" is the result of at least half the information being false or misleading to the point of leaving a false impression.

    An "F" is the result of more than half the information being outright false as well as misleading and out of context.