There were long lines across the country, with voters far and wide forced to wait hours upon hours just to have their voices heard.
In some places, there weren’t enough voting machines. In others, precincts were late to open. In still others, there were ballot shortages, car crashes and power outages — all of which needlessly affected peoples’ Constitutionally enshrined right to vote.
Of the counties that have closed voting locations, 39 have poverty rates that are higher than the state average. Thirty have significant African-American populations, making up at least 25 percent of residents.
Those voters can request a non-excuse absentee ballot to vote in the November 6th election, but they must do so at their county elections office by close of business on Friday [deadline details].
Breaking: judge just ruled against @aclukansas suit to add another polling place in Dodge City, KS. So there will be 1 polling place for 13,000 voters, outside of town, 1 mile from bus stop, in a town that is 61% Hispanic. Happening at same time Kris Kobach in dead heat for gov
North Dakota made news earlier this month when the Supreme Court failed to act on a decision of the Eighth Circuit which found that a new state law did not discriminate against Native Americans who live in remote areas of the state.
Judges in the Eighth Circuit overturned the North Dakota District Court ruling that a voter ID law (HB 1369 ) signed by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum in April 2017 is discriminatory. In its failure to act, the Supreme Court (4-2) changed the rules for voters less than four weeks before the general election.