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Incoming letter disappointing

I just went thru the October 2021 issue of Downtown Newsmagazine.  It is really disappointing to see a letter to the editor (Incoming) that is so ill-informed as to claim COVID is a “manufactured influenza outbreak.” On that alone I would find publishing the letter as irresponsible.

Likewise the comment as to ID’s and voting projects the misunderstanding of the issues surrounding voter suppression. Yes, a photo ID is required. That said the changes desired would change the “acceptable” ID, as well as include ID information when seeking an absentee ballot. In an age of ID theft, the suggested requirements put personal info out in the open very carelessly. Having worked the polls a number of years, the safeguards in place are more than adequate.

The current desire to change is misguided and really a desperate attempt to “rig” the elections in favor of candidates that really wouldn’t win on their own benefits. Voting needs to be broadened not contracted.

Michael Wasielewski 

Bloomfield Hills


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