Invitation to a Dialogue: A Better Way to Vote
s a former secretary of state of Oregon (and chief elections official), I am glad courts have invalidated voter suppression laws cynically cloaked as “election fraud prevention.” Yet in winning these hard-fought battles, voting rights advocates are losing the larger war.
In 48 states, there’s a far more effective voter suppression strategy than requiring photo IDs at the polls. It’s requiring polling places, period.
That’s right: It’s time to abolish these Norman Rockwellesque temples of civic participation, where voters can commune with fellow citizens in that great ritual of American democracy.
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Oct. 18, 2012
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