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Sanders: 5-Hour Voting Lines A ‘Disgrace’

Senator Bernie Sanders had some harsh words for Arizona election officials after learning that some voters had to wait in long lines to vote, for as many as five hours.

“People in the United States of America should not have to wait five hours in order to vote. We do not know how many thousands of people who wanted to vote yesterday in Arizona did not vote,” Sanders said at a press conference.
“What happened yesterday in Arizona is a disgrace,” the Vermont senator added.

The Hill reports:

According to the Arizona Republic, many voters in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, waited in line for five hours due to a reduced number of polling locations. The county had just one polling site for every 21,000 voters.

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton beat Sanders in Arizona, taking nearly 60 percent of the vote in the delegate-rich state.
But Sanders locked up two wins Tuesday night, beating Clinton in the Utah and Idaho caucuses.

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