An open letter to Rep. Brian Smith (R-Derby) regarding his participation in the lawsuit Martel v. Condos, filed in United States District Court in Vermont:
Rather than becoming part of the problem by engaging with two out-of-state lawyers to obstruct Vermont’s voting by absentee, it would be preferable that you would work with your fellow legislators and the people of this state to ensure a successful vote in the upcoming election.
Vote-by-mail significantly increased turnout while decreasing on-site voting during the Vermont state primary election. As you should know from the facts, the incidence of voter fraud is low.
I am speaking as a voter, a resident of the state, as someone whose spouse is immunocompromised ... and as a poll worker.
Robert A. Oeser