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Re: Felons and voting…

After yesterday's post on the fight over the likelihood/near certainty that at least some inegligible felons are included on the state's voting rolls , here's the Evergreen Freedom Foundation's point-by-point fisking*of Secretary of State Sam Reed's defense of the situation.

It quotes extensively from a letter Reed has apparently sent out to supporters, asking them to back him publicly on the issue.

From EFF:

"Secretary Reed has cleaned hundreds of thousands of bad registrations of the voter rolls and we applaud him for that. But now is not the time to rest on his laurels, nor is it appropriate for him to attack the media and EFF when we are simply asking him to follow existing law and better safeguard the integrity of our elections."

*Bonus explainer: What "fisking" means.



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