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Patrick Ruffini @PatrickRuffini
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It has never been easier to vote, and spreading the falsehood that it is hard to vote depresses voter turnout.

In fact, early voting was pioneered by heavily Republican Sun Belt states, while heavily Democratic states like New York remain stuck in the past.
Election administration in the US is actually extremely nonpartisan, driven by civil servants at the state and county levels. Ask them, and they’ll tell you that paranoia about widespread voter fraud is unwarranted — and so too about voter suppression.
Where I do think election laws create bias are in heavily industrial “machine” states — think New York and Pennsylvania — through archaic ballot access rules, restrictions on early voting and elected precinct poll workers (in the PA case)
Fun story — the only elected office I ever held (and likely will hold) was as the Republican inspector of elections in my college precinct in Philly.

I was nominated with a single vote in the primary when the student population was away for the summer.
In most big city precincts, the only people who run for these offices are Democrats which means that the only precinct poll workers (by default) are Democrats.

Google “Carlos Matos” for a sense of the kind of people overseeing elections in the city of Philadelphia.
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