Voter suppression tactics are built right into the system. Because polling places rely on local taxation for their budgets, the citizen of modest means always faces a “time tax”, it takes longer for him to vote, and its always more of a pain in the butt. This could be easily fixed, of course, but for some reason every scheme to fix it is found to have grave problems. Generally, these problems are invisible to us fuzzy thinking lefties, they usually are discovered by hard-headed and gimlet-eyed Republicans.
Now, lets not misunderstand! Its not that Republcians don’t want more poor people voting, Heavens no! That is their right, after all, and every effort must be made to protect that right. And there are privacy issues! Voter fraud! The War on Christmas! And voter fraud!
To protect the voting rights of all, voter fraud must be scourged, Trustworthy and sound persons must be stationed at voting arenas to challenge any possible fraud, to keep our voter polls pristine, and pure. True, such challenges tend to bog down the polling. They note with regret that the wealthier citizen may see his time committment jump from 30 minutes to 35, and the more humble citizen from 4 hours to 9, but this is a sacrifice they are willing to face, should stern duty demand.