Whitehall Borough resident Mitch Bjerke has written a letter that has landed in the pages of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"I resent the voter ID requirement," Bjerke writes in his Sept. 10 letter, "because it essentially accuses voters of voting fraud when election history points to fraud or suspected fraud rarely being committed by common voters but rather by those in control of the system (such as with electronic voting machines). The voters are not the threat. The threat is the system."
Bjerke continues by suggesting a weeklong voting period to cut down on voting fraud.
"This (full week of voting) would be an historic improvement to today's iron-fisted, controlled and narrow window that allows voting on only one quickie 13-hour day during the work week. In this environment, with more time to check, maybe a voter ID law might make more sense."
Read Bjerke's full letter here.
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