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Calling the Statesman Out

Posted by Adam Graham on June 10, 2007

My letter correcting the Statesman’s editorial on Vote by Mail ran yesterday:

The Statesman is confused on the vote-by-mail bill. It argues that the bill deserves consideration, as we need to allow people the opportunity to vote by mail to increase voter turnout while stating that they don’t want to get rid of voting on election day.

Has the Statesman read the vote-by-mail bill? The opening section of H. 94 would give the county clerk the right with permission of the board of commission to “conduct all primary, special, and general elections entirely by a vote by mail system.” Thus this bill would eliminate in-person voting, which the Statesman claims to oppose.

What are we to do when those who are charged with informing us are misinformed? It was Christ who stated, “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” So don’t rely on the Statesman’s opinions to form your own.

As the community college campaign illustrated, anyone who wants an absentee ballot can get one already. Certainly, early voting could be expanded to include a variety of locations and more days. However, don’t rush to support vote by mail, which compromises the secret ballot and opens the process to massive fraud.

Adam Graham, Boise

See a more complete correction to the Statesman on 5/31.

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2 Responses to “Calling the Statesman Out”

  1. Happy to run your letter, Adam.

    Kevin Richert
    editorial page editor, Idaho Statesman

  2. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Thanks for running it, Kevin.

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