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From: Ross Olson [ross{at}]
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:18 AM
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion{at}
Subject: Donor Disclosure and Secret Ballot

How can people who find a right to privacy that allows abortion think it is their right to know the
identity of every person who supports a cause with which they disagree? What is the purpose of
knowing? Is there any possibility of harassment or actual persecution? Even if it is only intended to
decrease giving through implied threat, does that allow the democratic process to work? Why was
the secret ballot invented?

Ross Olson

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