Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Voting Rights Act of 2007

Piggybacking on my last post, I have a modest proposal. States are free to hold elections the way they want, but only to a certain degree. They can not be allowed to disenfranchise voters. Here is a law that is short, sweet, and I think would pass constitutional muster.

All localities must provide the same number of voting machines to each precinct based on amount of registered voters.

Ohio seemed to have the problem of high density urban areas where the working class and the poor had to wait in line for hours to vote, while in the wealthier suburbs, you could just walk in and out.

This is completely discriminatory and must end. People in the working class often are those who don't have the luxury of skipping work for several hours to vote. This is another subtle way of gaming the elections. It should be unconstitutional. Pick a number.One machine per two hundred voters or what have you. Everybody gets the same amount of access, no more and no less.