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Open Forum: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’

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opinion Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

I urge legislators to oppose requiring photo IDs for registered voters at the polling place. My mother-in-law is 96. She follows politics avidly and cares deeply about her country. She doesn’t drive, and she doesn’t have a photo ID.  She shouldn’t be deprived of her voting rights just because she doesn’t have a driver’s license. I’m sure there are many other people with similar situations.  Please don’t deprive them of their constitutional right to vote.

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As Minnesotans, we’ve always been proud of our turnout for elections as well as the high degree of integrity of our election process. Let’s not spend time and money on this non-issue. As Thomas Bertram Lance, director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1977, advised in Nation’s Business, “If it ain't broke, don’t fix it.”

 Beth Passi

Baxter

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