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Opinion
Mark Trahant: I was wrong about voting by mail


"I make mistakes from time to time. I've misspelled names, gotten a key fact wrong or made a prediction (either in print or in conversations with friends) that turned out to be extraordinarily wrong. I hate every misstep, but at least journalism has a process for this sort of thing. We write a correction, a one-sentence mea culpa that (in theory) sets the record straight.

But we don't have the same sort of process when we get something big wrong, such as an idea we've promoted, a philosophy or a major public policy initiative.

So here goes: I am wrong about voting by mail."

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Mark Trahant: Vote by mail? OK, so I was wrong ... (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/25)

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