The 3/4 mile is effectively meaningless as you correctly point out. The problem is that they shut down two precincts in a town of over 9,000 voters. Even with three precincts, they were still well below state guidelines of 1,000-2,000 voters per precinct. There is no honest way to look at that as anything other than an effort to suppress the vote by making it logistically impossible to get all the voters through one precinct. They'll have long lines that people can't get through. No place to park. And people will go away without voting. By design. Local citizens should just put together a big drive to get everyone to cast absentee ballots. IMO.