Keeping Dead Voters Away — and Live Ones

How would it work if policymakers actually tried to get everybody to vote?

Some are so worried about security that they have created real and virtual barriers around voting. It’s the same magic they performed at your local airport. It’s secure, but it’s a pain in the neck. Staying home is more attractive than ever.

The latest security episode features the Texas secretary of state and the Harris County clerk’s offices, which both started purges of dead voters this month. They wanted to get the names of dead people off the lists of Texans allowed to vote, guarding against people ...

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