Sunday, November 02, 2008
Wasted Time Equals A Poll Tax (Rachel Maddow Clip)
Will conventional voting locations have more voting machines available on Election Day than early-voting locations?
When I voted early a few weeks ago (county clerk's office), there were only 10 touch-screen machines available and I experienced a two-hour delay. Will "conventional" voting locations (high schools, fire halls) have more machines available, on November 4th, to handle the crowds?
Please don't get me wrong. I am very moved to see millions of Americans lining up to vote - it's a brilliant time to be here in the US. But still - long lines effect Democrats and Republicans alike, and it is not unreasonable to expect a more efficient means of voting for all citizens. Wasted time is just as much of a poll tax as an outright fee.
Rachel Maddow Explains: