Making Every Vote Count - Bill Richardson

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On March 2, 2006, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico will sign legislation requiring a statewide system of voter verifiable paper ballots...The hallmark of American democracy is one person, one vote.

The reason refugees and immigrants, students and professionals from around the world continue to flock toward our shores is because we fundamentally believe in the worth of each person. We believe “all men and all women are created equal.” We believe that regardless of gender, race, class or creed—all voices deserve respect; all voices deserve to be heard. And when it comes to elections, all votes deserve to be counted.

But is our democracy, is our hallmark principle of one person, one vote, on solid ground?

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