Brodkorb Points to Voter Turnout as Reason Marriage Amendment Placed on Ballot
Former Senate spokesperson Michael Brodkrob reportedly claims the measure was put on the November ballot to draw conservatives to the polls.
Editor's note: The article was updated 4:15 p.m. Oct. 17 to reflect information added from a story by WCCO.
Former Republican spokesperson Michael Brodkorb “claims Republicans put the marriage amendment on the ballot to get conservatives to the polls in November,” according to a report onMinnesota Public Radio.
Brodkorb was reportedly fired last year after a relationship with Amy Koch, who was the Senate majority leader, became public.
Senator Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) responded to the claim, according to various media reports.
"Being the chief author of the amendment, I was a central figure to every discussion in our caucus and I don't remember any discussion regarding a motive to turn out people to the polls," Limmer said, as reported by Minnesota Public Radio.
In a WCCO story, it was reported that Limmer:
acknowledged GOP Senators did discuss some get-out-the-vote efforts "among many other amendment-related items."
Supporters of the bill deny the claim by Brodkrob, reports the Pioneer Press.
The constitutional amendment on the November ballot, if passed, would permit marriage only between a man and a woman.