The View From Your Election: South Carolina

A reader writes:

I've been living in Columbia, South Carolina, for a little over two years in a predominantly black working class neighborhood, and I've voted twice. Each time, I never saw another voter, just poll workers. Today, I showed up at 9 AM and waited for over two hours to vote. The crowd was overwhelmingly African American, young and old. I was actually pretty surprised by the number of young people lined up. My husband talked to a man, African American and around 50 years old, in front of us throughout the wait. When we finally got to the voting booths, he confessed that this was his first time voting.