Monday, December 07, 2009

Chicago can learn from Bolivia

Hugo Chavez' buddy Evo Morales has been reelected president of Bolivia. It's a desperately poor country and he is its first indigenous president. How long democracy will last remains a question.

But as I hear from an observer there, Bolivians are required to present photo-IDs (and are fingerprinted) prior to voting--this is something Chicago with infinitely more resources can somehow not seem to be able to do.

P.S. But taking fingerprints to better collect taxes is another story.

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