Do long lines at the polls equal voter suppression? | The Tylt
Do long lines at the polls equal voter suppression?
We seem to have this discussion every time there's a presidential election. A 2012 bipartisan commission—which is set up to examine the voting experience in the U.S.—declared that voters shouldn't have to wait any longer than 30 minutes. But a Supreme Court ruling in 2013 essentially ended the provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Many states reduced the number of polling places drastically.