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It’s Just Voting, Right?


In my jurisdiction (in Montgomery County, Maryland), poll workers are supposed to confirm the identity of voters by asking them for their name, address, and date of birth and confirming those against the voter rolls. Except they didn’t this morning. I gave only my name, and was given a magnetic card and told to go and vote. It so happens that I am in fact who I claim to be, but if I had given them a neighbor’s name I could easily have voted in that neighbor’s place. Given how my neighbors seem to vote, I probably should have.


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