The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Long lines at polls have to go

Text Size: A | A

Voter turnout was a dismal 57.5 percent in last November’s election, despite the availability of an early voting option in many states. A story in Tuesday’s New York Times pointed a finger at long lines at the polls, causing delays that sent many would-be voters home or back to work before they could cast their ballots. That’s inexcusable, and regardless of what political party those prospective voters identify with, where they live, or what their ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!



February 7, 2013
5:49 a.m.

[ Flag Post ]

"Voter fraud — which is nothing of the problem that some Republicans allege" That's the narrative pushed by all Democrats. If illegal aliens were voting for Republicans who gave them free stuff you'd be squealing like pigs. Your phoney altruistic reasons against simple voter ID are pushed to mask your desire to ensure every illegal vote possible goes to the left. If lines are your big concern then maybe the voting booths should just have pictures of a Jackass and an Elephant. You could put Obama phones under the Jackass to make it even easier for freeloaders to decide which party to vote for. Would that make you happy?

February 7, 2013
8:13 a.m.

[ Flag Post ]

Typical Democratic party crap. Why is 57.5% voter turnout dismal?? Maybe only 57.5% of the people wanted to vote. 20 minutes is not nearly twice as long as 12 minutes.(math is hard). 200,000 Floridians gave up in frustration is an unsubstantiated claim. It's been "proven" that some states don't fairly deal with these issues?? Oh yeah? Who proved that?? Register on-line?? and then don't require ID when voting?? No fraud potential there!

February 7, 2013
6:13 p.m.

[ Flag Post ]

The free phone thing started under Reagan, not Obama.
The term "RonniePhone", would be much more appropriate.