I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I’m a fanatic about voting. Most people call closing polls voter suppression. Some say it is “budgetary.” What if I made it easy & solved the budgetary issue? How much would it cost to reopen polling places?
“States across the American South have closed nearly 1,200 polling places since the Supreme Court weakened a landmark voting-discrimination law in 2013, according to a report released by a civil-rights group”
Surely you can imagine how this kind of thing can compound with the mass closing of polling places, and demographics who are less likely to get off work to vote, etc.
Southern U.S. states have closed 1,200 polling places in recent years: rights group