Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Federal immigration data may be used in checking voters' eligibility in Washington
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Secretary of State Sam Reed has purchased a database of “more than 100 million legal U.S. immigrants-citizens and noncitizens,” [“Suppressing votes? Yep, I’m all for it” Ed cetera, seattletimes.com, July 26].
We know that in 2000, Florida used a database to purge thousands from voter rolls erroneously, preventing them from voting. Shouldn’t we question the diversion of state funds when public schools, libraries, streets and other state services need adequate funding?
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in our state. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
— Joan Lawson, Seattle