Saturday, August 09, 2003
Rick Hasen thinks that voting problems in California such as huge lines because the enormous ballot will take longer to fill out could violate equal protection concerns. Califronia is used to long, book-like ballots. This ballot will have only two questions: recall of Davis and who should replace Davis if he's recalled. Once the randomized order of the ballot names is fixed, candidates can advertise their position and let their supporters know where to find their names. There may well be increased turnout because of interest in the election and Arnold bringing in more voters. That may cause longer lines, but a long line is not a prima facie proof of violation of equal protection, in my lay opinion.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 9:59 AM