And from Sullivan County, Tennessee, where TPM Reader SJ tried to vote:
Went to my precinct to vote and all 3 machines were not working. This precinct has a lot of lower-income families and public housing. They finally got one of the machines going, but the lines were out the door – I waited close to an hour and had to get to work. I wasn’t the only one – most of those leaving were young(er) working people more likely to vote Democratic. I’ll be coming back later to vote, but how many of those that left will be able to do that? You would think the machines would have at least been tested and working before the actual election day.
We’re not going to be able to post every anecdote like this that we receive today. It would be beside the point. We’ll be looking for trends and patterns. But regardless of whether you subscribe to deep, dark conspiracy theories of GOP election trickery, voting should be easy, accurate, and fair. It’s not. The system is broken.