Early Voting Polls Open, Cue the ‘Long Lines’ Hype

RALEIGH – The first of 17 days of early voting in North Carolina commenced on Thursday. Early reports were of long lines in several counties.

It seems to happen every election year as polls first open up, but the effect is probably accentuated by the fact that people are having to space out by at least six feet. That would make a typical line of voters appear about six time longer, right?

In any case, with well over a million absentee ballots requested amid the Pandemic Panic, and over a half million already returned and accepted, many wondered just how robust the in-person turnout would be across the state.

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Socially distanced, or not, these lines don’t scream ‘we’re scared to go vote,’ do they?

It’s curious why so many on the Left simultaneously tout long lines as evidence that their voters are turning out, AND that long lines are some form of voter suppression.

It’s also amusing that so many report, ‘the longest lines they’ve ever seen,’ with out a hint of awareness that a socially distanced line will necessarily be that much longer.

Of note, lines are always longest on the first day, and last day of early voting for perfectly obvious reasons. In North Carolina we have 17 DAYS on which to cast a ballot early, and the there is the actual election day. Don’t want long lines? Find a day somewhere in those two full weeks between the first and last days of early voting to hit your polling place, and you’ll likely be in and out in 10 minutes.

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