Reason #4578 to be glad you don’t live in Clayton County, Georgia:
A police helicopter will fly over Clayton County’s 58 voting precincts this afternoon to track the longest lines and monitor any potential problems.
Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell dispatched the helicopter to help determine where to place 12 extra voting machines for the after-work rush.
Full massive waste of taxpayers’ resources here.
From today’s AJC:
Monday’s wait times (to vote) of six to eight hours led state Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kidd to call on Secretary of State Karen Handel to extend advance voting to this weekend and Monday. Kidd said it appeared Handel’s office was “unprepared” for the large turnout.
Handel said Georgia law includes no such mechanism that would allow her, or Gov. Sonny Perdue, to do it.
Handel also said she doesn’t think it’s necessary, and called Kidd’s letter emblematic of an “orchestrated effort of that political party across the country.”
Handel said more than 1.3 million Georgians have already cast ballots since early voting began last month. With the exception of Monday’s problems, “things have gone extremely well in Georgia. We have had no complaints with voter ID, no complaints with voting equipment,” Handel said.
Still, there were some problem polls on Tuesday.
Full cluster-fuck here.