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letters | waiting to vote

Long lines can undo a vital civic process

The assertion by election officials that the long lines to vote on Election Day were simply a function of strong voter turnout represents naive and dangerous thinking.

It represents naive thinking because alternative methods exist in today’s digital world to deliver a highly efficient voting process. Indeed, my voting line compatriots and I came up with numerous superior approaches during our hours-long wait at the polling station at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston.

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