Originally Posted by MrG
I almost posted it on Facebook, but, despite my love of Facebook trollery, I wasn't prepared to manage it last night. I was hoping you'd get some mileage out of it, but it didn't seem to work.
Agreed. There are going to be errors, poorly-trained poll workers, and so on. I wish that weren't the case, but it's almost certainly unavoidable given the sheer volume of voters. If someone loses their chance to vote because of a mistake, I understand being angry, but watching people complain and throw around accusations of some sort of systematic disenfranchisement is ridiculous.
Well all those debunked voter fraud claims were coming from the GOP, so both sides are concerned about gaming of the system.
Of course, we could clean up our electoral mechanics, but, for a variety of reasons, that is probably not going to happen. The type of compromise would involve free voter IDs (to eliminate the poll tax argument), moving voting to 2 days over a weekend, audited national voting machines that are actually easy to use, severe enforcement of penalties for proven electoral and/or voter fraud...
But then again, you might as well have first-past-the-post voting, eliminate gerry-mandering (which has led to a lot of extremism on both sides), etc..
None of this will happen.