Discrimination in the waiting-time poll tax?

Some evidence from Franklin County (Columbus) Ohio.

A reader points me to this post, with statistics showing that Kerry-voting precints in Franklin County, Ohio (which includes Columbus) had more voters per machine — and thus presumably longer average waits — than Bush-voting precincts.

I haven’t checked the data or the math, and I don’t know “The Free Press,” but this is the sort of analysis I was asking for earlier. Any other analysis out there?

Above corrected, switching “Bush” and “Kerry” from the previous inaccurate version.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com