So, you want to build the world’s most powerful democracy. Step one, make sure everyone who wants to vote can vote. What’s step two? We’ll get to that after we complete step one — which most observers hoped America would have largely ironed out after nearly 250 years. But, as Georgia showed, we’re still not there (and failing for that long suggests that, for some in power, the glitches are a feature, not a bug). Forget the faux controversy over voting by mail. On Tuesday, many Georgians would have been satisfied voting by fossilization. “Poll workers couldn’t get voting machines to work. Precincts opened late. Social-distancing requirements created long lines. Some voters gave up and went home.” Atlanta Journal Constitution: Voting machines and coronavirus force long lines on Georgia voters.

+ Georgia election ‘catastrophe’ in largely minority areas sparks investigation. “Cody Cutting was in a long line at Lang Carson Community Center in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta, where the line snaked around the block and some people had been waiting to cast their votes for 4½ hours.” (If you added up all the time I’ve waited in line to vote in my entire life, I doubt it would break twenty minutes.)

+ Seriously, look at these lines. (How difficult it is to vote could be a crucial factor in the 2020 election. If you live in a state like Georgia, you might want to start lining up for November 3rd right … about … now.)