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#4845: The press and voter registration: Chamberlain comments on Karshan (fwd)

From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>

> The press was saying that people were turning out 
> for voter registration solely because they wanted to 
> have ID cards for the first time in their lives.  

Michelle, I don't have the clips to hand, but I'm sure 
you'll find the foreign press wasn't saying people were 
registering "solely" because they wanted ID cards.
As I remember, they were noting that _some_ people
(a few) seemed to be doing it for this reason.  

> It certainly was an attempt to minimalize the Haitian 
> people's commitment to participatory democracy. 

The reporters were simply noting it as one of the many 
things they observed.  That can't fairly be called 
deliberate disinformation.

        Greg Chamberlain