reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
BH, you've gotten way off into semantics on this issue. The fact is, if the polls are open longer, more poll workers, more time the ballots are
exposed to the public, more ways to vote, then there is a bigger chance of fraud. Suppose someone comes in with a dead guys ID to vote, and the
morning worker is on their toes and turns them away. You've still got several more days, several more workers to run through, and you'll eventually
find someone that will let you through. What about guarding the ballot boxes 24 hours a day that whole time?
We had a sheriff's election here in Wakulla County, where the sheriff's election resulted in the incumbent LOSING by 46 votes, but lo and behold, an
extra ballot box showed up, and it had 47 ballots in it, and all of them had voted for the incumbent sheriff, but they hadn't bothered to fill out
any other part of the ballot. The incumbent won. It didn't hurt that the supervisor of elections was a brother-in-law, and the head of the security
company for the balloting was a cousin. FDLE and DOJ supposedly investigated but nothing ever came of it.
I'm actually a fan of lengthening the voting days to 2 or 3 instead of 1, but some places take it to the extreme like 2 or 3 weeks of open balloting,
and that is just too much to secure and monitor effectively.