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Early Voting

Blessings on Ruth Marcus for raising concerns about early voting. Of course, in this election cycle, the big news on voting is that some in the GOP have abandoned what had been a long tradition of bipartisan commitment, embodied in the League of Women Voters, to increase voter participation. It is shameful and it is also shameful that so few conservative voices have been raised against it.

I would prefer election day be a national holiday, as it is in many other countries. That is unlikely, so early voting is at least a step in the right direction. But it is a good step, not a great one.

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