Voting problems, fraud, scandals plague polling places across America: District of Columbia
DISTRICT COLUMBIA – November 16, 2018
Voters across the D.C. region endured lousy weather and long waits to cast ballots. Despite an unprecedented surge of early voting, polling places opened to long lines and stayed busy through sunset, according to WaPo.
D.C. Voters waited hours in sometimes heavy rain to cast their ballots at Shepherd Elementary School in Northwest Washington.
Voters packed in a polling station in Eastern Market, which is the polling location for precincts 88 and 89, experienced longer than usual wait times after the only ballot counting machine kept jamming and then broke down, WJLA reported.
Another machine was ready only two hours later.
DC Voters are packed in the polling place at Eastern Mkt for precincts 88 and 89. The process has slowed a lot because there is only one ballot counting machine and it’s been breaking down. The chair of DC elections says he’s going to get another machine here in two hours. pic.twitter.com/Bkx00D9LOI— Sam Ford (@ABC7Sam) November 6, 2018
“Just checked again at 5 pm. There are 3 ballot machines in there now, all working and the lines and wait times are down,” ABC7's Sam Ford added later.