A Los Angeles County judge denied an emergency motion by Sen. Bernie Sanders ‘ campaign to keep polling sites open for an additional two hours in the county on Tuesday evening, in a state he’s projected to win comfortably.LA County Registrar Dean Logan said when polls close at 8 p.m., that any voters in line were told. Would get to run, said FOX LA.
“My commitment is we will serve you tonight and make sure you have the opportunity to cast your ballot and that ballot will be included in the final returns for this election,” he said.
Sanders ‘ motion claimed that they wanted to ensure that Los Angeles County voters “may exercise their constitutional right to vote,” noting that this year the county is using a new voting system and some of the systems used in the primary resulted in “problems with insufficient or overwhelmed tech support due to non-working check-in stations and machine failures.”
The motion added that a denial of the extra two hours would “immediately and irreparably” harm “County voters’ right to participate in our democracy.”
It was filed after several complaints came in over hours-long wait times at several polling locations in the county, reports of errors in the new electronic voting system, voting machines not working and paper shortages, FOX LA reported.
Any voter in Califonria may vote by mail instead of going to a polling location.
By Tuesday night, Sanders’ had a roughly 10 point lead over former Vice Presient Joe Biden in the state as votes continue to be counted.