Why should I vote, it doesn't matter. Hear it all the time. Maybe the person is just a chronic excuse maker, but when you read about the nation's election problems, you wonder.
In NYC, 121,000 voters were forced to do affidavit ballots as they were improperly removed from voter rolls. An remember, many people likely are cowed by the lady at the desk when she says you are not eligible and they leave.
Now we learn a good one in five Big Apple election workers don't show up for their job. There's the unequal protection under the law upstate-downstate voting hours, and the other myriad of problems and media chatter about the issue. Lines extending for blocks see on TV don't help either.
Sure in many places, it runs smoothly, but too often the response from the system is defensive with little sensitivity for the crucial roles elections play in our republic.
"What am I, a mind reader" the top BOE official says in NYC to people not showing up.
Poll workers have one job to do — and 20 percent don’t do it | New York Post