And the fewer the poll workers, the slower the process. The slower the process, the longer the lines. The longer the lines, the more voters who walk away, to maybe try again later. Exactly what the GOP wants.
Pope has done a lot of damage, but it's a mistake to drop everything in his lap. The NC GOP has elevated dozens of austerity-loving lawmakers to positions where they could punish the poor with shameless impunity, and we forget those henchmen at our peril. It takes a village (of assholes) to accomplish what they have done, and it will take a concerted effort to fix it.
TAKE NOTICE S&P, Moody’s, Fitch. #NCGA presiding officers clandestinely fired its award-winning, nonpartisan, 14 FTE statutory program evaluation staff on 2/2021 without filing a bill to repeal law creating the staff and its joint oversight committee. #NCPOL#DefendWatch
Make no mistake, this is a pivotal week for UNC. The Board of Trustees could respect the integrity & judgment of the faculty & administration, or it could let politics rule. Choosing the latter would be damning to an already damaged reputation.
As I commented elsewhere, this should be a no-brainer. The UNC BOG coughed up $2.5 million to a handful of Confederate nutters to "settle" a lawsuit that had not even been filed yet. Making this right won't cost the Trustees a dime.