Voters face machine problems, long lines in some states

Voters face machine problems, long lines in some states

Election Protection said voters called about long lines in several precincts around the country, including NY, due to too few poll workers and machine break down.

Civil rights groups said they were receiving complaints about intimidating behaviour at voting sites in Pennsylvania and Florida as supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and backers of Democrat Hillary Clinton went to cast their ballots.

Trump, meanwhile, filed a lawsuit in Nevada accusing a county clerk of keeping polls open too late on the last day of early voting.

Asked on Fox News if he would accept the election results, Trump continued to demur.

The Republican presidential nominee said: "We're going to see how things play out". The turnout was fueled largely by millennials (ages 25-34) that lead all age categories, officials said. The board of elections in Lebanon said it had repaired the machines, which were brought to their attention by voters who saw that their vote had been registered incorrectly by the touchscreen voting machine.

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A recent report by the Leadership Conference Education Fund found that counties once protected by the Voting Rights Acts closed over 868 polling places before the 2016 election. Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham said the malfunctioning console was later replaced with a backup and voting resumed.

More than 50 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles were able to vote from their hospital beds thanks to a volunteer program. She said they had a "good conversation".

"We'll make a mail run to make sure we get them all", Rains said.

The person providing assistance can not be the voter's employer, an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter's union, Bryant said. The most frequently reported behavior includes shouting outside voting locations, conducting fake exit polls and putting signs or campaign literature in places that it's not supposed to be.

Both Trump and the Democratic nominee pegged their campaign fortunes to Florida. Officials with Election Protection said they had received about 63 reports of possible intimidation from callers in Pennsylvania. The question this year is whether problems will be widespread and indicate a pattern of fraud or voter intimidation.

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Despite little evidence to support his claims, Trump again suggested that the election might not be on the up-and-up. He said all had proven unfounded. No arrests were made.

Almost half of those complaints were about polling places not opening on time or voting machines not working properly, said Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

"As a result, most voters generally do not need to show ID". That triggered concerns of misinformation among voters, election officials and poll workers. Voters have also registered complaints about voter identification CT, where the law says you can be asked to produce identification, but it's not required for you to cast your vote.

Voting rights advocates are urging state election officials nationwide to be on the lookout for efforts to intimidate and discriminate against minority voters in next month's general election. Of course, voter intimidation has also been reported at numerous polling sights across the country, adding to the stress and anxiety many voters are facing.

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