I just.. don't see what's the problem with people justifying that we don't need more polling locations or drop boxes. Good for you if you don't need one, but what's a luxury to you might be a privilege to others to be able to have. Check your privilege.
There is nothing wrong with giving people plenty of options in a populated area to go vote (of course you could say there's probably a limit when there is "too many" of them, but we're most likely far from that before we start to cut locations). Try driving in Houston to get your vote counted. This is a /barrier/, fact. It is not /not/ a barrier, because it's literally making it harder for you to vote. Might not be an issue for you, but what if others are not so capable or are poor? What if we only had one central location to vote in the entire city and in just one day like many people are proposing or are ok with? We have huge, expanse cities in the states.
There has never been anything wrong with providing food and drinks to people waiting in line. Any argument against it is just trying to justify the unnecessary. I guess that's not a big of a deal though. Just stupid, buzzkill.
There is nothing wrong with allowing people to vote on any day just multiple days before election day. Heck, why does it have to be on a certain day? You're talking about counting MILLIONS of votes across the country (thousands in a city), why do you really really want to restrict everyone to vote on one day? What if it was election hour? Sure you might not be advocating for this but as far as the scope goes, you kind of are when you say we should be taking in the thousands/millions of votes in a very short time frame. It sounds like a thing called "cramming" in school. If you only need one day to go vote and that happens to be voting day, go right on effing head vote on that day, good for you for being able enough to set the time aside, but I bet out of the millions who vote each year, there will be many of them who end up unable to vote on election day. Is democracy only a thing for the privilege?
The (almost) exact wording of what I said out loud when I read an out of touch comment here: "wow what a *forum rules*".
Voter ID I understand better but people need to research a little bit more and check their privilege here as well. There are good ways to do voter ID as they do in Canada for example, but here in the states you try to reason with Republican politicians to be reasonable/flexible and they stop halfway so that they don't secure the vote, but instead, stop when their opponent's base is weakened.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html
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