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Editorial: Indian vote hearings won't do any good

"A group called the Four Directions Committee has said it will file a federal civil rights lawsuit and that it has statements from 15 to 20 people who were not allowed to vote on June 1 because they didn't have a photo ID.

Twenty people? That represents 0.007 percent of the 261,835 people who voted on June 1. People make mistakes; you'll never get a problem-free election. A 99.993 percent success rate using new election procedures is pretty darn good.

Republicans overstated the voting irregularities in the 2002 election, and now Democrats are overstating the voting problems in the June 1 primary."

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Editorial: Vote problems overstated (The Rapid City Journal 6/17)

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