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SUPER TUESDAY PLAGUED BY LONG LINES, CLOSED POLLING STATIONS AND SYSTEMIC FAILURE

SOURCE: MINT PRESS
Chaos and gridlock again reigned across much of America as fourteen states chose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday on Super Tuesday. Many voters were forced to wait in line for up to six hours as understaffed and poorly equipped polling stations were inundated with voters, particularly in Texas and California, the two largest and most influential Super Tuesday states.

In California, electronic voting systems were unable to connect and experienced severe problems, something election integrity activists had warned was bound to happen. The law dictates that all those in line by closing time must be allowed to cast a ballot. But the technical difficulties meant that many stood in line through the evening for their right to choose. MOVE Texas, an activist focused on youth voter turnout organized lines at Texas State University in San Marcos, handed out pizza and bottles of water to those still waiting.

While the long lines were enough to discourage many from participating, the Associated Press called California for Bernie Sanders even as many people were still in line, potentially altering the result. Sanders’ campaign team requested an emergency injunction in California yesterday, asking for polls to stay open for an extra two hours, citing “extreme waiting times” and glitches with the system. This plea was rejected by Los Angeles judge Dean Logan. The gridlock meant that anyone trying to vote after work was likely subject to possibly waiting all night. “This was a challenging day for a lot of voters in L.A. County and I certainly apologize for that,” Logan said. “That’s something that has to be better.”

Other voters said they and even election officials themselves were unable to work out how to use the new electronic voting machines. Ken Proctor of Northridge, CA, realized too late he and his wife’s votes had not counted, as staff had incorrectly told them to take their paper ballots away with them. “I think we both were kind of disenfranchised,” he told the Los Angeles Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "unbridled optimist" in me, desperately wants to believe that all of these problems were "completely accidental."

The "Going on 71 year old realist" in me, however, has lost any possible belief in "coincidence"; and that realist in me constantly asks the question; "Cui Bono" ?!? Who Benefits?!?

Because it sure as heck, was not Candidate Sanders!!

And if you have been living in a hermit's cage, or under the proverbial rock for the last 20 years, I would highly recommend the HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy", from 2006, which was a cautionary tale of how electronic voting could be rigged way back then; can you imagine the "refinements" coders have been able to insert into these systems in the last 14 years, depending on their geopolitical proclivities, or those of the people who have hired them, to create our "new and improved" electronic voting systems?!?

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