Top Houston-Area Election Official Apologizes For Super Tuesday Debacle

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March 9, 2020 11:18 a.m.

Minorities Hardest Hit By Texas’ Super Tuesday Voting Obstacles: Some Texans had to wait several hours to vote in last week’s primary, as Super Tuesday voters in the state were met with extremely long lines at polling places. Some of the longest waits were at voting sites in minority neighborhoods. The debacle in Harris County — Texas’ largest county, home to Houston — could be blamed in part on a botched rollout of a vote center program that if implemented correctly, should make voting easier by giving voters the choice to vote at any polling place in the county. The upshot is polling places were reduced, and overall, the number of polling places in the state has decreased by 750 since 2012.

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