In the old Marx Brothers movie “A Night at the Opera,” one of the characters, impersonating a famous pilot, tells a ridiculous story about how he flew to America: After crossing an ocean, just three feet from the runway, they ran out of gas and had to turn back to get more. (Cue quizzical looks from the other characters.)

Yet that’s exactly what some in the West Virginia legislature are proposing to do with the state’s long-delayed automated verification and registration (AVR) law.

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