Voter suppression in Grand County?
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After spending 18 years in the wilderness, I felt a real need to vote.

I went to the DMV to obtain a photo identification card. I had in my hand my old expired driver’s license, my birth certificate, and a letter from the Social Security Administration with my social security number clearly printed in the letterhead.

I was rejected. To me this was a clear act of voter suppression.

I have white privilege and served six honorable years in the Navy. I will get my photo I.D. and will vote.

But what about those who are more marginal and are not of the Utah ruling class?

I think the state DMV needs an independent judicial investigation into their current screening policies.

Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion.

–Nik Hougen


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