Letter to the editor

Denying the vote

By MARTHA SCOPPA
Posted 8/4/21

Voter suppression efforts across the country have received much attention in the media, but on the local level we must be vigilant, too.

On April 23, 2021, there was a special meeting of the …

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Letter to the editor

Denying the vote

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Voter suppression efforts across the country have received much attention in the media, but on the local level we must be vigilant, too.

On April 23, 2021, there was a special meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature during which Nadia Rajsz, duly elected legislator for District 2, was denied the opportunity both to vote on resolutions and to invoke a rule of the Legislature which would postpone voting on the resolutions.

The outcome was that Rajsz and thousands of residents in District 2 were not represented.  Chairman Robert Doherty’s justifications for denying Rajsz her vote do not add up.

I quote from Common Cause: “It’s time we build an inclusive democracy where everyone has a voice, can exercise their freedom to vote, and is able to participate in our democracy.”

Martha Scoppa

Liberty, NY



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