GOP lawmakers’ cure for long lines at the polls? More queues and more costs for new photo IDs.
High voter turnout, computer shortages and voter confusion about where to vote created long lines at the polls in last November’s presidential election. People in some Virginia localities, including Roanoke and Montgomery County, had to wait hours to cast their ballot — in some cases, well after polls closed.
So of course, lawmakers fairly flew to Richmond in January, burning with zeal to bust down the barriers that so recently made exercising a basic right of citizenship into a grueling test of physical endurance. One would think.