Originally Posted by patteeu
It's really about the unreliable voters. People who, if they wait until the last minute, might not vote at all (because it's raining, because they forgot, because they scored a bag of weed and already have enough Funyuns so they don't really need to go out, or just because the lines are a bit long so **** it). If the campaigns can get these people locked in, they don't have to worry about it.
Don't forget those that have literally tens of thousands of posts on internet bulletin boards and can't pry themselves (and their Cheetos stained fingers) away from their keyboards long enough to stand in line like regular working folk.