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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Voting is an important part of being a citizen of the United States. Too many people unfortunately, do not take advantage of this privilege, but when they do, they want to be sure their vote means something.

So when Arizona voters went to the polls last night, many of them found really long lines and had to wait for hours at a time to vote. And they did.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey also called for simplifying the election process. “That means allowing independents to vote in presidential primaries, just as they vote in all other Arizona primaries,” he said. “A big part of yesterday’s problem was registered voters showing up, and being told they couldn’t vote. That’s just wrong. If people want to take the time to vote they should be able to, and their vote should be counted.”

But huge turnout combined with state officials reducing the number of polling places created chaos. A stunning thing also happened while people were waiting to vote:

Networks called the races while people were still on line to vote.

 

One man said he had never had to wait for more than 15 minutes to vote. Last night he said he waited nearly 3 hours to cast a ballot. Some voters, had to leave. They just could not afford to wait. Hopefully, this is not the case in the general election.

H/T: Politico

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