March 14, 2020

Editor’s Choice: Current Voter Issues and Questions

“As I have done in every election since I started voting so many years ago, I always like to take my time and examine the two candidates, see not only the two candidates but the policies they will bring, the people they will bring in, who they might appoint to the Supreme Court, and look at the whole range of issues before making a decision.”

–Colin Powell

  1. How many states have engaged in passing laws to make it more difficult to vote since 2014?
  2. If a polling place opens late or has other problems such as voting machine problems, should there be an alternative way to vote like a paper ballot?
  3. What is the percentage of voters who favor getting rid of the Electoral College and use a nationwide vote total to determine the President?

BONUS QUESTION: How does the Electoral College actually work?

Lumber City, Georgia — Early 20th Century cabin — Photo courtesy B. L. Smith

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