What an ass. After his eloquent concession speech I’d almost started to think of Kerry as a reasonable guy, and then he goes and turns into Al Gore, Jr.
Voting machines aren’t parceled out by the Republican party or by the President. They’re put in place by the local folks in charge. If there really were terrible, long lines in certain districts it means one of two things. Either voter turnout was unpredictably high, or the officials in charge of that area should have anticipated/handled the turnout and the lines were due to incompetence. (Or maybe, to be charitable, just rotten luck. But when the same areas have the same problems across multiple elections then it’s probably not bad luck.)
If it’s the former and turnout is just really high, then it’s a generally good thing. It has the unfortunate side effect of discouraging some less committed voters, but the increased turnout should help compensate. If it’s the latter, then it’s the fault of the election officials in that area. Not part of some nonsensical GOP conspiracy.
Unfortunately, based on "disenfrachisment" rhetoric like Kerry’s, the areas with real problems and real fraud will be used as poster children for widening "corrective" policies which actually make the problems much worse, such as same-day registration and any-precinct voting. Those changes will make it harder to properly administer voting and easier for those committing fraud to avoid getting caught. But if your goal is actually to damage the system to the point where unfavorable results can always be contested, well, then I suppose that approach works just fine.