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    Luckily I don't live in Ohio. Many years ago, the Los Angeles County Clerk entered my name into the voter lists as "Stoitz" rather than the correct "Stoltz."

    I tried various times to have it corrected to no avail; the only result was that for a few years I appeared as both Stoitz and Stoltz. Once when I tried to have the incorrect registration removed, I received a skeptical glare. Obviously I was wrong. They challenged me: how could I not know for sure that someone named Stoitz lived at the same address? I responded that I was fairly sure I would notice if someone else were living in the same one-bedroom apartment as I was. The result: the correct spelling was removed.  

    Once when I went to jury duty, I responded to them calling for "Mr. Stoitz." "It's actually Stoltz," I said, "the clerk made a typo." "No," I was told, "your name is spelled S-T-O-I-T-Z. Says so right here. See?" "I think I know how to spell my own name," I responded. "Mr. Stoitz," I was told, "don't get smart with me."

    Finally I gave up trying to fix the voter roll and now just cast my vote as Mr. Stoitz. But don't tell the Republicans; they'll try to stop me! 'Cause it's all about fraud, you know.

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