Georgia voters stand in line for 12 hours

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 18:28 EDT
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WSB-TV reported that lines to vote in Clayton County, Georgia finally cleared up after 1 a.m. this morning.

“Clayton County’s election supervisor, Annie Bright, blamed the state. She said the computer mainframe the state uses to check voter registration became overwhelmed and didn’t start working correctly until 4:30 p.m. Monday. The Secretary of State’s Office said Clayton County should take the blame. The office said back-ups took place intermittently and didn’t last long enough to cause eight hour delays.”

“Channel 2 talked to one poll worker who worked an 18 hour shift. She still didn’t complain about the problems. She said she was just glad to see so many people interested in voting. ‘It makes me feel good,’ said election worker Beatrice Lyons. ‘They can just come and stay all night and I’ll be right here.’”

“Lyons said she saw some people arrive at 1 p.m. Monday and they didn’t vote until 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.”

This video is from WSBTV.com, broadcast October 28, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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