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Letter

What’s Wrong with Leveling the Playing Field?

Polls showed that the Freedom to Vote Act was favored by the majority of Americans

By Caryl Cox & Stephanie Brancati

Polls showed that the Freedom to Vote Act was favored by the majority of Americans. Yet Montana Sen. Steve Daines voted against it. Recently he sent emails about his vote against it saying it was a federal takeover.

While we don’t necessarily agree with every provision in the voting rights bill, answer us this: What is wrong with having federal minimum standards for federal elections for the purpose of electing federal congressional members who collect a federal paycheck paid for by federal taxes? In other words, what’s wrong with leveling the playing field across the 50 states?

Caryl Cox, Polson
Stephanie Brancati, Big Arm

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