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Having two congressional districts vote in one polling place has to be the worst. I lived in several suburban areas and one major urban area before and I have never witnessed that type of setup. This is clearly what led to the fiasco.
True, had there been someone verifying that the voting machines were correct prior to the opening of the polls, the problem would have been prevented. However, if the polling places were not allocated in this manner it would never have happened.
When I was finally able to vote, I chose
This is the 21st century and we are not living in a Third World nation. There is absolutely no reason for us to (1) be voting with paper ballots or (2) to have to have our votes thrown out because of errors in the system.
It is also sad commentary on the awareness of the electorate that 186 people voted before someone realized the proper candidates were not on the ballot.