Blacks and Hispanics waited twice as long in line to vote on average than Whites
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Blacks and Hispanics waited twice as long in line to vote on average than Whites
Posted by Iona Fan Man on 2/5 at 3:46 pm
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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology analysis determined that blacks and Hispanics waited nearly twice as long in line to vote on average than whites. Florida had the nation’s longest lines, at 45 minutes, followed by the District of Columbia, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia, according to Charles Stewart III, the political science professor who conducted the analysis.


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Several recent polls and studies suggest that long waiting times in some places depressed turnout in 2012 and that lines were longest in cities, where Democrats outnumber Republicans.



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A separate analysis, by an Ohio State University professor and The Orlando Sentinel, concluded that more than 200,000 voters in Florida “gave up in frustration” without voting.

“When I got there, the line was around the building,” said Jonathan Piccolo, 33, who said he had waited nearly eight hours to cast a ballot in Miami-Dade County the Monday before Election Day.



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Is this because some people read slower and have harder times following directions....or is it a conspiracy?



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Posted by MFn GIMP on 2/5 at 3:49 pm to Iona Fan Man
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Florida had the nation’s longest lines, at 45 minutes, followed by the District of Columbia, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia, according to Charles Stewart III, the political science professor who conducted the analysis.

Only one of which was won by Romney.



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Posted by JohnnyKilroy on 2/5 at 3:49 pm to Iona Fan Man
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conspiracy



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Posted by CarrolltonTiger on 2/5 at 3:50 pm to Iona Fan Man
My research has shown they also take twice as much time at ATM machines.


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Posted by Bmath on 2/5 at 3:51 pm to Iona Fan Man
Sounds like education level could be a confounding factor if I want to give it the biased eyeball test.

However, I feel that you need to look at quality of polling staff, type of equipment used, and number of polling stations per capita.



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Posted by LSUCouyon on 2/5 at 3:51 pm to Iona Fan Man
It takes twice as long when you vote more than once?


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Posted by constant cough on 2/5 at 3:53 pm to Iona Fan Man
It takes longer because they have more dead people voting.


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Posted by NorthEnd on 2/5 at 3:53 pm to Bmath
I'd estimate they take 5-10x longer than whites at Redbox, so overall they're killing it at the voting booth.


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Posted by Placebeaux on 2/5 at 3:53 pm to CarrolltonTiger
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My research has shown they also take twice as much time at ATM machines





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Posted by WildTchoupitoulas on 2/5 at 3:53 pm to Bmath
Get that sensible shite outta here.

Wrong board.

I RA'd.




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Posted by Politiceaux on 2/5 at 3:54 pm to CarrolltonTiger
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My research has shown they also take twice as much time at ATM machines.
I was coming to type three times longer but I'll be generous and go with twice as long.



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Posted by Placebeaux on 2/5 at 3:56 pm to Bmath

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Sounds like education level could be a confounding factor if I want to give it the biased eyeball test.


Not according to this study




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Posted by Radiojones on 2/5 at 3:57 pm to Iona Fan Man
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Monday before Election Day


Obviously there are a lot less places to early vote in pre voting than on election day. Also, doesn't everyone basically vote in the same place for pre voting?

This does not concern me unless they have separate lines for the different races.



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Posted by Powerman on 2/5 at 3:58 pm to Iona Fan Man
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Is this because some people read slower and have harder times following directions.

You ever wind up behind 4 black people at the convenience store?

Seriously



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Posted by Placebeaux on 2/5 at 3:59 pm to Iona Fan Man
Just quit voting. It only encourages the bastards.


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Posted by CamdenTiger on 2/5 at 4:04 pm to Placebeaux
But which 8th graders got to vote? therein lies the reason we have to pay more taxes...


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Posted by Iona Fan Man on 2/5 at 4:06 pm to Radiojones
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This does not concern me unless they have separate lines for the different races.


I always found it funny that they'd have the elections in November....Northern States didn't complain?



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Posted by Zed on 2/5 at 4:10 pm to Iona Fan Man
Blacks and Hispanics typically live in more urban areas, so they're going to end up waiting in longer lines. That's probably a lot of the difference right there.


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Posted by LSUCouyon on 2/5 at 4:10 pm to Iona Fan Man
Wasn't Dade county the one where folks had trouble figuring out how to fill out the ballots in 2000? All that "hanging chads" BS?


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Posted by hawkster on 2/5 at 4:11 pm to CarrolltonTiger
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My research has shown they also take twice as much time at ATM machines.


And 10 times as long at redbox.



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