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Polling Stations Suffer Problems


As could be expected, there was some frustration at the polls. At Cavanaugh Elementary School, the line wrapped around not once, twice, but three times.

The wait caused a stressful time for voters, saying it was "too long" and that they had been there for over an hour, even threatening to turn away those who came to vote.

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said there are several reasons for the delays, including problems with the machines. Swope says they had five or six machines fail. He says the problem can usually be corrected, but Tuesday was not the case.

"Not just the sheer numbers, but the physical size of the ballot is testing the limits of the equipment," said Swope.

Despite the issues, Swope is urging the public not to worry, assuring that every ballot will be processed and every vote counted.

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