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“I don’t want to vote!” cried Vito, growing into hysterics as veteran vote-puller Brian McGrath urged him to go to the polls in a hot Westville race. “Put your coat on,” commanded McGrath.

Vito didn’t have a choice. Not with McGrath, who was determined to drag everyone to the polls—even those whose mental difficulties made voting a very tough task, prompting polling staff to question if they understood what they were doing.

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