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Disagrees with Voters’ League

July 18, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

I am appreciative of the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country and their efforts within our community. I generally agree with the positions the League takes on local, state and national issues. I currently find myself in disagreement with one of their concerns.

The League recently stated: "In spite of the governor's veto of SB 803, it appears Secretary of State Ruth Johnson plans to continue to require voters to affirm citizenship when they request a ballot. Of course, that remains a concern for members of the League of Women Voters."

The merits of the voter identification requirements established in Michigan Senate Bill 803 are another debate entirely. However, I am not aware of a rational reason to be concerned over a simple affirmation of citizenship - unless you're not a citizen.



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