Monday, November 08, 2004

Problems in New Orleans 

I heard of machine breakdowns, no back-up paper ballots, long lines for voters, particularly in black neighborhoods. The was an 8 to 10 hour wait to vote at Xavier University, a predominantly black college in New Orleans. In my suburb outside of New Orleans, in Jefferson parish, no problems that I heard of.

Democrats must assure the mechanics and process of voting, enough machines, functional, with paper receipts. We must have a measure of control over all aspects of voting to take back our democracy.