Until they start charging for it, I read articles from The State online. I don't subscribe to the newspaper because it is largely a waste of money, in my opinion. This afternoon, I looked, and found this article:
You can read it yourself, but there was one sentence that leaped out at me.
" Lawmakers and state and local election officials have for years ignored the 1970 law that set the 1,500 per-voter standard, Bowers and others said."
The article goes on to explain that the problem is that complying with the law would be very expensive. And the voice in my head shouted "WHAT THE F***!"
They are breaking the law because complying with it would be expensive! I wonder if the rest of us can get in on that deal. If it costs too much money, it's okay to ignore the law. The State didn't seem to have any problem with this, and the legislature is apparently talking about changing the law to match what has been happening. So apparently, it's okay.