The First Salvo
If people are already allowed to vote by absentee ballot without an excuse, why are we as a state so hard-up to allow for early voting? What possible benefit will it have for the people who already have this other option? And, given the text of the document, does this even accomplish what the Democratic leadership wants to accomplish?
And what about the practical effects of this kind of legislation? Look at it from the perspective of an activist; how will politicking outside of the polls be conducted for five days? Will yard signs clutter schools, senior centers, community centers, and places of worship for five days instead of the one day that already currently irritates many a voter?
And can somebody please tell me how this will protect the integrity of the electoral process?