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Million Dollar Vote

A number of Page Nine readers objected to singling out the supporters of a $1 million lottery for coercing voters to the polls (see "Million Dollar Votes"). Fortunately, the Uninvited Ombudsman had significant lamestream support on that one: "A tawdry idea that cheapens one of the most important things a citizen can do." (USA Today); "We can only hope voters in Arizona won't fall for such a gimmick." (Denver Post); "This is a direct assault on the notion that good citizenship should entail at least a small amount of self-motivation." (Washington Times); and from syndicated columnist Jeff Jacoby, "Those who don't care shouldn't vote."


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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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