A reader writes:

I voted today in Franklin County, Ohio, home of Columbus, the State government and The Ohio State University. I wanted to share with you my observations and my experience at the polls today...

I arrived at the Veterans' Memorial Auditorium near the center of downtown Columbus and got in line at about 12:15pm. I was expecting a line, a long one even. As it turned out there were easily 300 people, maybe more, in line to vote when I arrived and perhaps a few more when I left. The line moved fairly well and overall the operation was well run. Ultimately it took me over an hour and a half to vote though. This was an eye-opener. A telling statistic - I counted one section of the line around me and found 13 of the 29 apparent voters were African-American. Wow!

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