You had one job.
This morning, as new voters hit the web looking for authoritative information about where to go to vote, Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s “My Voter Page” wasn’t working. RawStory.com (for whom I was briefly an associate editor) made note:
Some users reported they could get the site’s splash page to load, but when they entered their information, they were told that no match could be found in their county for their information.
I have a call out to Kemp’s press pangolins, and I hope to hear from them soon.
It would be easy to attribute this to sinister motivations, of course, given Democrats’ current concerns around Kemp’s performance on voter registration issues. But given Kemp’s track record with the website renovations this year — the craptastic interface, the lost archival data, the pain in the ass it’s become to search for corporations data, and what not, I’m going with incompetence instead of malice. This would be the first year that the new website has had to deal with meaningful Election Day traffic. It probably looked like a DDOS attack from their end, because, you know, why would a hundred thousand different people all need to hit the website in the space of an hour or two early in the morning?
Oh. Right. Everyone links to it in their Election Day stories.
Google’s front page today has a poll locator, so all is not lost. But still. C’mon, man. Really?