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After Jaffrey woman's appeal, state argues voters' privacy at issue

The state of New Hampshire in its late February response to Sumner’s suit — which is now before the N.H. Supreme Court — said that although the New Hampshire Constitution protects people’s right of access to government documents that right is “not absolute.” Such a public review of ballots would open Pandora’s box, the state claims, to future “vote-buying schemes” and hostility among voters who cherish their privacy.


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