I love the convenience of early voting but it needs to go. The voters of Pennsylvania recently learned during a debate that the media assurances about the health of a Senate candidate were less than accurate. Unfortunately, that revelation came after many early votes had been cast.
Here's my radical solution. Abolish early voting. Abolish drop boxes. Permit absentee voting for traditional reasons such as medical conditions or operations.
But then make Election Day a holiday. Make showing up at the polls both the standard practice and a big deal. Strengthen the sense of community as people line up with their neighbors to vote.
Voting should be more than sending a letter.
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