The national take on long voting lines
Wait – people are complaining about long voting lines in Florida and saying it has to be fixed because the state is embarrassed – but apparently it was a broader problem. The New York Times reports this morning that studies suggest long lines were widespread, and that Democrats think the problem may have cost them hundreds of thousands of votes nationwide.
With that in mind, the Times reports, “party leaders are beginning a push to make voting and voter registration easier, setting up a likely new conflict with Republicans over a deeply polarizing issue.”
“White House officials have told Congressional leaders that the president plans to press for action on Capitol Hill, and Democrats say they expect him to highlight the issue in his State of the Union address next week.”