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Pelosi urges California voters 'to stay in line' amid reports of long wait times

Pelosi urges California voters 'to stay in line' amid reports of long wait times
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House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Biden unveils virus plan and urges patience | Fauci says it's 'liberating' working under Biden | House to move quickly on COVID-19 relief Overnight Defense: House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee | Biden to seek five-year extension of key arms control pact with Russia | Two more US service members killed by COVID-19 On The Money: Pelosi says House will move immediately on COVID-19 relief | Biden faces backlash over debt | 900,000 more Americans file for unemployment benefits MORE (D-Calif.) urged California voters to remain in line amid reports of long lines at the polls for the Golden State’s Super Tuesday primary.

“Stay in line, friends. Your vote is imperative,” Pelosi tweeted Tuesday evening ahead of the polls closing in California.

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Pelosi sent the tweet amid reports of hours-long wait times at UCLA’s single campus voting center, with Sophia Armen, a campus organizer for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Amanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance Woman who made Sanders's mittens says she's sold out MORE’s (I-Vt.) campaign, saying she had seen students walk away from the line.

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Rafael Návar, Sanders's state director in California, said earlier in the afternoon that only nine of the voting center's 39 machines were functioning.

The Hill has reached out to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office for comment.