Whoops! #ImWithHer only works if you’re not too lazy to actually vote, you know:
"I have so much regret," says a Mexican-immigrant Wisconsin woman who didn't vote because the lines wee too long https://t.co/drJMjHo6y3 ?
— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) November 10, 2016
But to Vox’s Matt Yglesias, this woman’s impatience is actually something much more sinister — voter suppression:
Vote suppression works, and Trump DOJ will do a lot more of it. https://t.co/VmhXI11FYX
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 10, 2016
That’s not how this works, Matt. That’s now how any of this works:
Being too impatient to wait in line to vote =/= "voter suppression" https://t.co/H3H03s5yvf
— Mo Mo (@molratty) November 10, 2016
The President does not manage polling places or the rules behind early voting.
Those are managed by States. https://t.co/xjvWWLDl9y
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) November 10, 2016
Trump supporters didn’t seem to mind the lines:
I drove 7 miles and waited 2 hours to vote for Trump. No vote suppression – only voter fraud https://t.co/IH7qucmexU
— Rod Rogers (@FreeAgentRogers) November 10, 2016
Also keep in mind that Wisconsin voters could cast a ballot early, which a reported 685,000 Wisconsinites did so they could avoid lines on election day. From WBAY 2:
Early voting is now officially over in Wisconsin with higher turnout than in previous years.
But Assembly House Speaker Robin Vos is suggesting that changes be made to make the process more uniform across the state since right now individual clerks can decide voting times and dates.
On the last day of early voting state officials say more than 685,000 ballots have been received, which is way up from the 2012 presidential election.
And this is a good point. Wouldn’t lines have been longer in past years?
— PollySpin (@PollySpin) November 10, 2016
Don’t blame voter suppression when it’s Dem voters who are to blame.