Time and time again, it has been the same story. Primary elections long expected to produce record turnouts are quickly ground to a halt by malfunctioning machines and a lack of ballots. Every national election, politicians express outrage only to have the same cycle repeated. New Yorkers are saying that they are facing the same barriers to voting from long lines to broken machines.
Voters in Brooklyn are outraged by what they say is the delays and incompetence of the polling places.
Then there is the vanishing of thousands of voters (though officials insist that the disappearance is due to their general failure to keep update voting records).
The problem is that after such incompetence, no one is usually held accountable. In the meantime, officials use their own poor performance to secure more money for the next election, which seems to follow the very same cycle.