Letters to the Editor

Thode letter: Idaho voter records

“We’ve done our research after we read the article,” said Secretary of State Lawerence Denney in the Nov. 15 issue of the Statesman, referring to delivery of Idaho voters’ information to the Voters Registration Crosscheck Program. He continues, “I thought the program was very secure … maybe it wasn’t.” Mr. Secretary, you’ve got the cart before the horse. Research first, then act. And most of us wouldn’t dream of sending sensitive personal information out into the blue without being very sure the program was secure. No maybes. Secretary Denney is belatedly trying to be responsible, but if anyone has identity theft or voting problems as a result of Secretary Denney’s reckless actions, you can bet he’ll figure out a way not to be held responsible. Now, when’s that next election?

Mary Bowen Thode, Boise