It is apparent Mr. Sugg's column was a compilation of convenient excerpts and statements taken out of context from stories written around the country. Hopefully no one took it too seriously. Voting conspiracies are likely out there, as are incidences of voter fraud...by desperates with any political view. No matter who is behind it, yes it should be investigated and prosecuted.
My main point is that the author neglected to mention one group of citizens that has been discriminated against - the absentee voter. In particular, the thousands of military absentee voters of every race and creed whose ballots are placed to the side and possible counted, if it is deemed necessary. Since the majority of the active duty military leans to the right, is this antiquated method of collection not a discrimination against them?
P.S.-If the idea of identifying yourself as a citizen prior to registering sends shivers down your spine, then perhaps we should follow the Iraqis and have each voter dip their finger in ink after voting.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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