Arizona legislators eliminated 170 of the polling places in Maricopa County “to save money.” So, this week, 60 locations were open to serve voters—roughly, one polling place for every 21,000 voters. Some voters waited in line for five hours to cast their ballots. In some predominantly Latino sectors of the county, there were no convenient locations.
In my town, there’s a polling station for every 2,500 voters. Usually I’m in and out in less than 10 minutes.
I want to believe I’d wait in line for five hours to vote, if I had to.
It’s an outrage that the Republicans in Arizona tried to prevent their fellow Arizonans from voting.
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