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  •  No extension (4+ / 0-)

    I think the motion to extend to 10 pm was denied.

    •  Correct, the court rejected it. (4+ / 0-)

      Which, if you have precincts where none of the voting machines are working, makes no sense. Is allowing everyone to vote not worth extending the hours?

      Not a Cent to those who won't fight torture.

      by not a cent on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:24:57 PM PDT

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      •  well (0+ / 0-)

        "none of the machines work" is kind of vauge.

        For how long did they not work? When did they not work? Did they get them working again?

        If they didn't work form, say, 7am to 9am and that's it, then I would kind of agree that there probably isn't much reason to keep the polls open.

        Freedom isn't Free, but we shouldn't get ripped off for it either.

        by FleetAdmiralJ on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:27:24 PM PDT

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        •  I disagree (1+ / 0-)
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          Voters, particularly those who work, aren't going to hang around for hours waiting for someone to arrive and fix the machines. And some who leave will not return.

          If the polls were not functioning for two hours, they should be extended by two hours.  But we don't have the details yet, so let's see.

          Not a Cent to those who won't fight torture.

          by not a cent on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:35:02 PM PDT

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          •  And exactly how many people (0+ / 0-)

            who can make it to the polls between 7 and 9am, but can't make them between 5pm and 8pm could make them between 8pm and 10pm?

            (or, I guess in another way, how many could only make it to the polls between only 7 and 9am, but can just happen to make it between 8 and 10 pm?)

            Unless one has reason to believe that the delay has caused significant disruptions, I'm not sure leaving the polls open will help much.

            Freedom isn't Free, but we shouldn't get ripped off for it either.

            by FleetAdmiralJ on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:39:40 PM PDT

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            •  I say err on the side of caution (2+ / 0-)
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              cotterperson, Empower Ink

              to maximize the ability to vote. I don't care who the person is voting for.

              And if the polls are supposed to be open for a set number of hours, they should be.

              Extending the hours when there are malfunctioning machines or no ballots does no harm, so I don't see the argument against it.

              But then again, I'm a Democrat, so I believe in enfranchising as many people as possible.

              Peace.

              Not a Cent to those who won't fight torture.

              by not a cent on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:43:37 PM PDT

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