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Letter: To be against the Freedom to Vote Act is to side with the swamp

Adrienne Larsen writes, "The powerful people who speak out against the Freedom to Vote Act are not patriots defending home rule when it comes to election laws. They are trying to make sure that monied interests are the only ones that have a voice in our democracy."

Letter to the editor FSA

Voters hate gerrymandering.

Voters hate the massive amount spent by a few ultra rich individuals and special interest groups that buy our elections.

Voters love democracy.

The powerful people who speak out against the Freedom to Vote Act are not patriots defending home rule when it comes to election laws. They are trying to make sure that monied interests are the only ones that have a voice in our democracy. The are making sure only people who agree with them have access to the ballot box. They are using false appeals to patriotism in order to destroy what is really great about America. They are demonizing those who are fighting for what the vast majority of Americans really want.

Making election day a federal holiday, standardizing ID requirements, ending partisan gerrymandering, putting limits on dark money, and keeping election officials nonpartisan are not controversial things. But if you want to destroy democracy they are terrifying.

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Adrienne Larsen lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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