Mail offers more chance for fraud

Regarding the Sunday letter on voting, “Law enforcement sought for reason”: The smug partisan from Edmonds who scoffs at concerns of voter suppression cites voting by mail as making such objections irrelevant. The bigger integrity threat is from those registered to vote.

In this desperate, post-Citizens United environment, recent state law changes now guarantee votes received outside the security envelope will count like those sealed inside. Everything is absolutely overripe for vote buying. Given that the contrast between candidates is narrowing under the top-two first round of voting scheme, it is entirely credible a market is developing.

If one is a partisan of a party that is expected to have the deepest pockets, the bogus alarm over maybe one individual possibly voting that isn’t registered is still worth all the blather.

Larry Allred

Everett