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(The New York Times)   Sure, there's incompetence, corruption and nepotism at the New York City Board of Elections, but it's only been going on for 80 years and it's not like integrity would be important now   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-10-26 9:11:53 PM  
Can't wait to see I'm Eric and Tiffany finding their places in the world here in a few years...
 
2020-10-26 9:15:41 PM  
Is this the 2020 version of James Comey?
 
2020-10-26 9:16:10 PM  
Hours-long voting lines are usually a means of voter intimidation, and usually they're used by Republicans to keep Democrats from voting, but sometimes they're used by Democrats to keep thoseDemocrats from voting.
 
2020-10-26 9:37:31 PM  

Dafatone: Hours-long voting lines are usually a means of voter intimidation, and usually they're used by Republicans to keep Democrats from voting, but sometimes they're used by Democrats to keep thoseDemocrats from voting.


NYC board of elections has been in democrat hands for decades..

Why would democrats engage in voter intimidation?
 
2020-10-27 2:41:27 AM  

limerickey: Can't wait to see I'm Eric and Tiffany finding their places in the world here in a few years...


They'll do fine, unfortunately. NYC farkuppery has been enabling the Trump family for decades.
 
2020-10-27 11:02:32 AM  

Dafatone: Hours-long voting lines are usually a means of voter intimidation, and usually they're used by Republicans to keep Democrats from voting, but sometimes they're used by Democrats to keep thoseDemocrats from voting.


Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity - Hanlon's Razor

Every four years, the public gets all up in arms about our shiatty voting system.  Same with the Electoral College.  The day after election, the public outrage dies down and it goes right back to the back burner.  Happens here too.  Right now you can expect at least one greenlit article a day on long voting lines and out of date equipment.  By mid 2021, we'll be lucky to see one article a week.  If the Democrats sweep the election, it'll be once a month.  Maybe.

It's that it's not an important issue but a realization that time and political capital are finite quantities while attention spans are short.  Voting logistics has to compete with Covid-19, climate change, health care, SCOTUS appointments, wealth inequality, racial inequality, foreign affairs, bad cops, immigration, abortion rights, taxes, prosecuting Trump's crimes, student loan debt and a whole host of other issues.

Truth be told, voting logistics help with all these other issues, but only indirectly and always in the long term (as far as political news cycles go).  It would be wise to address it ASAP but in so doing, we must necessarily bump some of the others behind it.  Which ones get bumped back and are you prepared to be primaried in doing so?
 
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