Long lines at the polls in Atlanta. The bottleneck is at the identification verification stations, not the voting booths.
Yes, in case you were wondering, “Voter ID” requirements, which don’t prevent fraud, do prevent voting. In Atlanta today, the lines at the polls are as much as 90 minuteslong, and the bottleneck is at the ID verification stations rather than the polling booths.
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.
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)
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