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Long lines marr Arizona voting

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:15

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may have scored big victories in Tuesday's Arizona primary, but voters are still angry at the long lines they had to endure at polling stations. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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It was a night to remember for presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, who scored big victories in the Arizona primaries. But it was a day voters in the Grand Canyon state would rather forget. There was gridlock at polling stations throughout the state… with voters stuck waiting for hours in the hot sun. In the Pheonix area, voters blamed a decision to reduce the number of polling stations by nearly two thirds. Officials cited record turnout, which they said included independent voters, who came out in big numbers even though they aren't eligible. Either way it spelled frustration for people stuck in line. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED ARIZONA VOTER, SAYING: "Whoever manipulated this is playing with our political system. For people to have to stand in line for hours to vote is insane. What happened with the system that we had before?" The wait was too much for some voters. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED ARIZONA VOTER, SAYING: "I can't stay, it's ridiculous. I have kids to get home to." Polls officially closed at 7 p.m. but many stayed open until after midnight to accommodate the crowds. Election officials are scrambling for answers.

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Long lines marr Arizona voting

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:15