Courting Lines

“When Elizabeth Brownlie showed up at Chastain Park to cast her ballot at 10:45 a.m. Monday, the 32-year-old Atlanta resident expected to wait up to two hours to vote. But after an hour and a half of standing in line, Brownlie was still nowhere near the entrance to the polling place inside the park gym. With an appointment to get to, she left. ‘For me, it’s very, very, very important and [it was] disheartening … to have that experience. Voting should not be this difficult.'” Experts say hourslong lines in Georgia for early voting are a sign of voter enthusiasm, not suppression. I’m no expert, but I am a white guy from a pretty wealthy community and if you added up the total time I’ve spent in line to vote in my entire life, it wouldn’t break 20 minutes.

+ More than 10-hour wait and long lines as early voting starts in Georgia.

+ Appeals court allows Texas governor to close multiple ballot drop-off sites. (Rule of thumb: Vote for those who want you to vote.)

+ California Republican Party Admits It Placed Misleading Ballot Boxes Around State.

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