It breaks my heart to see people staying in line for hours in order to vote
Why has there been a concerted effort to make voting more difficult?
In theory I have no problem with requiring IDs in order to vote as long as this requirement is implemented slowly and methodically and helping all those who need an ID to get one. I also abhor even a single non-citizen, even longtime undocumented worker voting. Voting is too sacred and precious to use it in a partisan manner. (I am also incensed by gerrymandering but that is a bit different of an issue.)
However, reducing early voting hours simply seems backward and it is a shame that in US, the land of liberty, i the 21st century, this is happening. One would think that with technology, liner should become shorter and shorter.
I admit I do not have the resolve of people who stay in line for hours, say six hours, in order to vote. To avoid all lines, I am usually the first or second person after the polls open. One time I was number four and waiting 15 mins or so started to wear me down.
I salute those who stay in long lines in order to vote. Their resolve brightens my day, but their plight breaks my heart. I abhor the effort of those who think by limiting voting hours, their party would benefit.
This should not be a partisan issue.
Pleas discuss if interested/concerned.
(I am leaving for a full day trip and might not be able to contribute much. I was watching TV and the wait for these people broke my heart and wanted to share that sentiment with you all.)