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Absentee ballots are not the problem

| March 7, 2023 1:00 AM

The Alfieri bill is an example of the foolishness of some legislators. Mr. Alfieri, R-Coeur d'Alene, alleges that voting absentee allows fraud, but there is no evidence of this.

What it does do is make it easier for citizens to vote. What are these guys afraid of? Is it a healthy democracy they want to undermine? Is it their wish to bring us closer to an authoritarian government? Do they fear they will lose any fair election?

Whatever the reason for making it more difficult to vote, it is without legitimate reasons. There are many reasons to make it easier to vote! Our democracy depends upon it.

I suggest Mr. Alfieri propose bills that actually make a positive difference to Idahoans instead of making a problem where there is none.