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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:26 PM

Amid high turnout, Michigan primary precinct runs out of Democratic ballots in mix-up

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Polling places are busy on this primary election day in Michigan, with some locations reportedly running out of ballots.

Multiple callers at Plainfield Township precinct No. 3 -- the Ambrose Ridge Apartments -- told WZZM that Democratic ballots have run out.

There was some sort of miscommunication between the Kent County clerk's office and this particular precinct, reports WZZM's David Bailey. Democratic ballots destined for this precinct were sent to another by mistake, an official said.

They were without ballots for about two hours, and people were turned away.


http://www.wzzm13.com/news/high-voter-turnout-in-michigan-primaries/73984224

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Reply Amid high turnout, Michigan primary precinct runs out of Democratic ballots in mix-up (Original post)
leftcoastmountains Mar 2016 OP
SheilaT Mar 2016 #1
Land of Enchantment Mar 2016 #7
Lorien Mar 2016 #2
Gwhittey Mar 2016 #3
leftcoastmountains Mar 2016 #4
kath Mar 2016 #5
Nyan Mar 2016 #8
In_The_Wind Mar 2016 #6

Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:32 PM

1. Where I vote in Santa Fe,

 

and I vote early every time, the set-up is that the ballot is printed on the spot. What a novel concept.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:09 PM

7. We vote on paper ballots that are run through an optical scanner and are then given a receipt. So

far so good. I remember we had electronic crap problems decades ago but that was in ABQ.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:38 PM

2. Our voting methods are so 19th century

but that benefits the Oligarchy, so I don't expect it to change anytime soon (unless Bernie wins).

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:42 PM

3. We

 

Need Jimmy Carter to come and over see our elections, he does great in 3rd world countries. And looking at Flint, MI thing I think we now qualify for it.

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Response to Gwhittey (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:45 PM

4. I thought about that months ago.

Where's Jimmy?

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Response to Gwhittey (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:59 PM

5. Carter has said in the past that our election system is so bad that it doesn't even meet the minimum

Standards that the Carter Center requires in order for them to go in and monitor an election.

how pathetic is that? Our elections are so screwed up and non-transparent that they are worse than those in third-world countries.

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Response to kath (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:32 PM

8. Wow. He said that?

I'm getting really curious as to what he would say about the democratic primary so far.
He's not entirely disengaged from the process, I think? Although he is an outsider president, which is a good thing.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:04 PM

6. I wonder: How many of the ones turned away came back later?

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