Pelosi urges California voters ‘to stay in line’ amid reports of long wait times
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (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.
Stay in line, friends. Your vote is imperative. https://t.co/KDJjT3W1sP
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) March 4, 2020
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 Sanders’s (I-Vt.) campaign, saying she had seen students walk away from the line.
Update: there are now 3 hour waits at the ONE voting center on campus at UCLA
Yes only one at UCLA with 40k students
And the other two a 15 min walk
3 hour wait &
Now 4 hour wait time
— Sophia “VOTE” Armen (@SophiaArmen) March 4, 2020
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.
Hey @LACountyRRCC, the vote center at @UCLA has only 9 machines working out of 39. Lines are almost 2 hours long for students who need to go to class. Please resolve this ASAP to ensure all students are able to vote. @CASOSvote #Californiaprimary2020 @UPTECWA
— Rafael Návar (@Rafael_Navar) March 3, 2020
The Hill has reached out to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office for comment.
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