We'll be on the lookout all day for issues across the country related to voter suppression & voter access. There's already plenty of buzz about potential spread of misinformation, as well as issues falling in the category of unforeseen events, non-functioning machines, etc.
Rhode Island Board of Elections tweeted this morning that "several polls opened a bit late due to pollworkers not reporting for duty or issues entering a complex password to start the voting machine."
And in Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Library polling site was delayed in getting up and running due to a medical emergency. Emergency paper ballots were sent to the location.
kristin treado @krtmd
My friend in Fulton Co, GA had trouble voting after her official voter information and the State website sent her to a closed voting location. She went elsewhere, but ultimately cast a provisional ballot.
Another issue we're seeing crop up: humidity! North Carolina state board of elections says humidity appears to be causing problems in feeding some ballots through tabulators.
An Arlington, Texas voting location didn't have enough paper ballots: A voter tells CNN that the electronic voting machines were not working and she was told they did not have any ballots. "Once that info was shared, most of the people in line decided to leave."
Reports of broken scanners, long lines and late poll-site openings in tri-state area:https://t.co/8edZD2UIJQ
Richland County (SC) Elections Director Rokey Suleman tells me they're seeing a “higher frequency” of calibration issues today for voting machines that are ~14 years old (ie voter will touch screen to choose a candidate, but screen thinks they're choosing different candidate)
Suleman says technicians are out in the field now to recalibrate the machines with reported calibration issues.
Virginia Beach pic.twitter.com/zgj4jrEidU
Evan Starr @evanstarr
Jackie Sasloff @JSasloff
Get a load of Georgia. Kemp is stealing an election. Machines not working and only 2 machines at some sites. Who knows how many votes are not being cast in areas primarily with voters of color
Bob Lewis @BobLewisOfRVA
Call the police and animal control. That's a menacing and dangerous dog under the law, and animal can be impounded and his owner fined.
Oliver Roosevelt @olir3
Georgia appears to be a freakin' mess!!
A lot of conflicting info out there...and intentional misinformation.
And, people make stuff up.
Spike Volcanohead 🌋 @spikepage
Gwinnett County had a precinct with electronic machine issues and a lot of people got tired of the line and left, but the problem was fixed...the machines, that is...not the long lines. It seems the precincts and number of machines per precinct are very unevenly distributed.
Tyrion Lannister 🌊 @tyrionresists
"Recalibrate" = unplug and plug back in.
They couldn't have tested them and done this weeks ago? Or even better, just sent them all for calibration? It's standard practice elsewhere for electronic tools to have them calibrated periodically, whether used or not.
Rev. Jesse Jackson tells me he was at the Pittman Park polling site in Georgia all morning where there only appeared to be three machines, and the lines were incredibly long. He said it was "inhumane" how some people in wheelchairs or on dialysis had to wait so long.
Jesse Jackson also decried what he said was “overt racism” that he has seen from President Trump and Republican candidates during this cycle. “People have to ignore that and focus on keep their eyes on the prize,” Jackson said.
Randy hollis @Randyhollis11
This shit happened in 2000 a lady in Michigan voted and her vote crept showing 3 votes for Bush...she tried 3 times and still the same the pollers said oh it's being doing that all day and they kept her last vote and to this very day she won't vote
Because voting is important: When the lone voting machine on Prudence Island, RI stopped working this morning, officials delivered a replacement machine by ferry, @gregorywallace reports. The island has 176 registered voters according to the state's deputy director of elections.