Got to love Rachel Maddow, for explaining that long lines at polling places are a poll tax.
Having the time to take off to vote is a privilege of the middle and upper classes. Working class voters have the technical right to take the time to vote, but in reality there’s little to no realistic recourse against a boss who says that you can’t spend all day voting because you have to work.
It’s tempting to say that a national holiday would help, but unfortunately, the sort of people who can’t take time off to vote are also the same people whose bosses can and do make them work holidays.
Please, if you see any funny business at the polling places, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE and report the problem. If they can help, they will.