Normally —if anything in Kentuckystan could ever be said to be normal— has 3,700 polling locations, and this year, during an eff’ing pandemic that number is [checks notes] fewer than 200.
And you’ll never guess (you can totally guess) how they are distributed!
Jefferson, the county with the largest population (and largest percentage of Black American voters) in the state will have just one (1) polling place. 600,000 registered voters and one (1) polling place. Luckily thousands of voters took advantage of in-person, early voting at Jefferson’s one (1) polling place.
About 27% of all registered voters in the state requested absentee ballots; usually it is about 1.5%, so Kentucky definitely will not be able to deal with the flood. Ballots postmarked today and received by June 27 will be counted.
But of course there is a catch: by state law, the results must be known by June 30.
Democrats: expect long lines and other assorted indignities to choose your candidate to take on #MoscowMitch! Good Luck!