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Extra voting machines brought in as voters across Texas face long lines

Extra voting machines brought in as voters across Texas face long lines
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Voters in Texas remained in line for hours after polls closed to cast their ballots on Super Tuesday in a state whose hefty delegate count made it one of the top battlegrounds of the night.

Reports on Twitter indicated that lines were estimated to be several hours long at some precincts, including one at Texas Southern University (TSU), a historically black public college in Houston.

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Dozens of extra voting machines were sent to TSU and some other locations, though the slow pace appeared to leave many waiting or giving up entirely.

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The long voting lines come as state officials have shut down hundreds of polling sites in recent years, with one study indicating that as many as 540 poll sites in areas of strong minority population growth were closed.

Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE appeared to be vying for the top spot in the state Tuesday evening, with 228 delegates up for grabs in Texas.