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Letter: Vote for trust

Published 10:33am Thursday, November 1, 2012

In response to the opinion article in the Austin Daily Herald of Oct. 29 titled “Hypocrisy Shows,” I offer the following.

A few days ago in Chicago President Obama was required to cast his vote. There was no protest nor outcries about Jim Crow laws or the suppression of voter rights. Establishing who you are is required to enter many government buildings or prove who you are before a notary. I feel that casting your vote is just important.

Try entering the White House if you have not been vetted as to who you really are.

The writer said that during the Franken/Coleman election, the recount was meticulous. I agree it was very meticulous, every vote that was cast by an ineligible voter was counted over and over and this vote was still part of the results. Once an ineligible vote has been cast it is in the pool of votes and will remain there.

The only solution is to ensure that the ineligible votes are not cast in the first place.

Gov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Arne Carlson are now appearing on TV ads casting fear about the Voter ID Amendment. Reforming the truth is an old political tactic by all parties. Gov. Dayton was given opportunities to approve legislation that would address this issue and chose not to work with the legislators to address this issue but vetoed the legislation. There was no choice to re-establish the integrity of the election process after Gov. Dayton’s irreversible position.

Please vote yes to give us elections that we can trust. Locks are on doors to keep honest people honest; voter integrity requires that we have honest voters.

 

Charles Mills,

Austin


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