President Obama mentioned long voting lines in his three major speeches since being re-elected:
On Election Night:
At the Inauguration:
During the State of the Union:
But do three mentions signal real change? Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program at NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice, discusses the Obama commission on voting reform and what changes could be implemented before the next time Americans go to the poll.
"All Americans had to wait in line to vote. But Blacks + Latinos waited longer. Urban voters waited longer." -- Wendy Weiser @brennancenter— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 14, 2013
"The solutions are known: modernize registration, expand early voting, upgrade polling site standards." -- @brennancenter on voting reform— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 14, 2013