I had planned to spend tonight, the last night before the election, finally talking about Minnesota’s Voter ID Amendment, explaining why requiring photographic identification is a wise policy and why the arguments against the amendment are (as I was planning to call them) “nutso go-crazy,” being based largely on wild distortions of the truth or (at times) outright lies. I was looking forward to this. Between the Photo ID Amendment and the Marriage Amendment, Photo ID is a lot easier to talk about. The public goods at stake are obvious, the harms well-documented, the facts clear to anyone informed, and the frank malevolence of those orchestrating the dishonest campaign against it fairly obvious. It is, above all, an amendment whose purpose neatly aligns with common sense, and it is much easier to persuade a voter if your argument is not merely true, but also commonsensical.