Richland County voters endured horrifically long lines to vote Nov. 6, mostly, it appears, because there were not enough machines at polling places. Many left the polls without voting.
The countys legislative delegation is holding a hearing Monday to determine what went wrong. The public may attend but will not be allowed to speak.
Heres a voice a frustrated voter on that very long day ...
David Eddy of Northeast Richland complained that he could not find a place to park at 8:30 a.m. at the Conder Elementary School precinct and was told there was a two-hour wait to vote. He decided to leave and come back. Three hours later, he said, he was told the wait would be three hours.
This is outrageous, Eddy said. I feel disenfranchised by this mess. Heads should roll for preventing working people from voting.