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Federalizing the Election Process: Just Say No

On election day there were long lines in some states and many people waited hours to vote. Even here in Oklahoma, where voting has typically been a fairly quick process, I saw reports of some precincts in the Oklahoma City metro area having more than an hour wait. I attributed the longer than usual wait to the new voting system selected by the Oklahoma County Election Board which required more time to fill out the ballot than in the past. Having state questions to vote on just increased the time for voters who weren’t prepared in advance since they had to read the questions before making a decision.

Some of the longest lines in the nation were in Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland and Florida. I saw reports of people in Florida still in line to vote after midnight. People in Lee County waited as long as nine hours to vote. The number of scanners used in Lee County along with the […] → Keep reading