Rachel Maddow and other liberal talkers like Randi Rhodes have been talking for quite a while about lengthy voting lines, and their potential to disenfranchise voters. This was a problem in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. And it is a problem again this year.
Here in Nevada, or at least in Clark County, the elections have run very smoothly every time I've voted in the last 14 years. But in some locations--surprise, surprise, usually in minority and poor areas--lines can be 2, 4, 8 even 10 hours long. Many of the precincts have only a handful (or less) of voting machines. How many people have the time or the inclination to wait that long?
On Sunday's special edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, Maddow gave an impassioned editorial to end what is essentially a poll tax. Watch.