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Can vote-by-mail fix those long lines at the polls?

When it comes to absentee and mail-in voting, researchers and voting rights advocates aren’t sure the convenience is worth the potential for hundreds of thousands of rejected ballots.
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Feb 20, 2013, 9:50 am
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I gotta call bullshit on this one, at least concerning Pima County…

In 1992, I was 18 and anxious to finally vote (this is before I learned the hard way that voting is useless here). That being the case, I went to my polling place at 6am and stood in line, again excited because I couldn’t wait to get in when the polls opened at 7am. That’s the only time I ever stood and waited in a line at a polling place, and again, it was only because I was an hour early.

I have voted in each and every election since then, and I have NEVER spent more than five minutes, start-to-finish, in a polling place. The only exception to this is the most recent election where I was forced to fill out a provisional ballot. And, what caused me to have to do that? Well, we eventually found out it was related to this fraud-inviting vote-by-mail fiasco which won’t go away. Had we not had this vote-by-mail idiocy existing, I would have had yet another smooth experience at the polling place this last election.

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