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Scott Gessler's push for voter verification is a solution in search of problem, says ProgressNow

Thus far, Secretary of State Scott Gessler has made news most often when complaining about how little people in his position are paid -- gripes that led to a moonlighting scheme he subsequently dumped. But he stepped into the spotlight yesterday for a different reason -- his support of HB 1252, a bill intended to verify voter citizenship. But is this a real problem, or politics as usual?
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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