2020-03-05 11:37:08

Why Voters in Los Angeles Waited Hours to Cast Ballots



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Steven Rosenfeld, an Editor, Chief Correspondent & Senior Writing Fellow for Voting Booth a project of the Independent Media Institute.

He has been traveling to primary races around the country and was in LA on Super Tuesday.

Reports from one of the largest voting districts on Super Tuesday – Los Angeles, California – suggest that exercising one’s civic duty was a multi-hour process.

Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on new electronic voting machines, LA polling places had numerous glitches, resulting in the long wait times for voters.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign night filed for an emergency injunction to keep polling places open past 8 pm giving voters time to get into the booths to cast their ballots.

On the state level, California’s immense population and new changes to voting, means that official results will still be days or even weeks away.

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