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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:02 PM
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4. Many would love to do that, instead of jury duty (while others don't mind jury duty)
Agreed.

WIthout jury summonses, the right to trial by jury with a fairly randomly selected "jury of peers" would collapse into a jury of "those with agendas" of some sort. While not everyone in elections has an "agenda" per se, that's the risk when we don't "draft" random people to work in the polls like we do with juries. Summonsing poll workers would be a nice check and balance against old-time pollworkers working out "deals" with each other, which has happened on some occasions.
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