Let's be honest: Florida is to fair and well-run polling as Kanye West is to humble and modest self-image. We're just not very good at it. You don't even have to go back to the Dubya-crowning recount debacle for evidence of Sunshine State voting ineptitude. Just transport yourself back to 2012, when Gov. Rick Scott led a vigorous campaign to disenfranchise minority voters and some Miami residents had to wait seven or eight hours to cast a ballot.
Photo by Michael E. Miller Voters waited for hours for a chance to cast a ballot in 2012 at this Little Havana polling station.
Lines probably won't be quite so long next week, since it's a mid-term election, but just the same the Department of Justice announced this morning that it will be closely watching the polls for any funny business.More »