Writing this regarding what I call voter suppression here in Kansas City, Missouri. The local news reported at this particular voting precinct that they had only two voting machines for people voting absentee in Jackson County. This is primarily a black constituency. There were many people still waiting at 10 pm. It is difficult to comprehend. I voted in Kansas City North today and had no trouble waiting to vote. There were at least eight booths, and if you had a paper ballot there were tables set up. This precinct is middle-class white.
Waiting to see what happens. Already on the local radio station KKFI made some mention there may be trouble with some people not getting to vote because of malfunctions etc. in Jackson County (Kansas City, Missouri) and that police or others would be there to prevent any problems.
Kansas City, MO
Nov 4 2008 - 12:52pm