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Letter: Rep. Green wrong on problems with voting

Rep. Green, please stop casting unfounded aspersions on our voting system.

On Feb. 18 at the League of Women Voters meeting in Park Rapids, Rep. Steve Green more than once made the statement that there were 24,000 same-day voter registrations in the 2008 Coleman-Franken Minnesota Senate race that had no one living at that address.

He further stated that these votes were fraudulently cast. When asked where he got this information from, he said that it came from the Secretary of State's office. He used this example as proof that our voting system is not secure.

Rep. Green's statement is just not true! We have called the Secretary of State and gotten the same answer — there is no record of 24,000 (or any number for that matter) of same-day registrations that were fraudulent. I have also independently researched this subject and have been unable to find any evidence of these fraudulent votes. I emailed Rep. Green over a week ago letting him know what I have found and still await a response.

It's time for the truth! Our voting system is safe, secure and to be trusted.—John La Fond, Ponsford

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