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Vote Is Safer in Mexico

By on 7.10.06 | 4:02PM

Our own senior editor John Fund has a crucially important column today about how the Mexican voting system is probably safer than our own, and about the importance of improving our ballot security in this country. Well worth a read. Particularly important in the U.S. is that all states ought to require photo IDs for voting. Meanwhile, as for the Mexican elections, this paragraph from Fund's column, relating word from our friend (and acknowledged expert on just about all things political) Michael Barone, is particularly telling:

Michael Barone, the co-author of the authoritative Almanac of American Politics, spent a week in Mexico reporting on its election and the safeguards it has taken to ensure an accurate vote. "I have more confidence in Mexico's election procedures than I do in those in much of the United States," he concluded.

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