Because lying is much more self-serving:
I am writing to suggest a small but important addition to your excellent voters guide. On your list of items acceptable as forms of identification for election day registration please add cell phone bills, often the only utility bill that young people have in their own name. I know that your main source, the office of the secretary of state, does not mention this option, but the city of Minneapolis does include this important information.
We need to do everything we can to encourage young adults, [cartoon characters and dead people -ed.] currently the least active voters in Minnesota. Thank you for this wonderful guide -- a gift to all Minnesotans.
MARK RITCHIE, MINNEAPOLIS;
DFL CANDIDATE, SECRETARY OF STATE
Ah, but the "main source, the office of the secretary of state" does mention this:
FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION ACCEPTED FOR REGISTERING:
If the Minnesota driver’s license or identification card has a former address, you may bring a recent utility bill (Important: The utility bill must be an original and have your name, current address, and be due within 30 days of the election. Utility bills may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cell phone, or cable TV) to use with your license
And even though the FAQ only mentions "telephone bill," even those of us who don't mind candidates for statewide office insulting our intelligence can still figure out that a cell phone is in fact a telephone (as seen in the phrase "celluar telephone"), and therefore a cell phone bill is, in fact a "telephone bill".
But I'm sure that won't stop the DFL and their kool aid drinking bobos from shrieking "FRAUD!" on November 8 in each and every district they lose.