Florida is the last straw: people waiting eight hours to vote, people camping out overnight outside the polling places, and more, all driven by state officials unconcerned about whether everyone gets to vote. But there was Pennsylvania, where at least one machine was turning votes for Barrack Obama into votes for Mitt Romney, and there was Ohio, where officials made illegal changes to the software at the last minute -- besides the appearance of corruption by having family and friends of a candidate owning the voting machines. Add on all sorts of irregularities elsewhere, and it's easy to see that something has to be done.
I say what's need is a new Voting Rights Act, for the whole country. The only questions are how far it should go, and what penalties and remedies it should contain.
every voter must have equal access to voting, physically. That means there must be a maximum number of voters per polling place, and a minimum number of machines, and a minimum average travel time with a maximum one as well, plus a maximum waiting time to vote.
No more cutting voting hours to make it harder. No more making polling places harder to get to. No more different standards for different ethnic neighborhoods.
If we are a land of equal rights, those things are a minimum.