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‘This is suppression’: Voting machines with missing power cords force hundreds of black Georgia voters to wait

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Hundreds of voters were stuck in line at one Georgia precinct on Tuesday after election officials failed to provide power cords for the voting machines.

One man explained the situation as he captured video of what appeared to be mostly African-American voters stuck in a long line.

“Election day started an hour ago in my neighborhood and we don’t have cords to plug in the voting machines,” the man said. “We all knew that voting was today and only in my neighborhood people are waiting an hour after the polls open to vote. And [election officials] are saying that we don’t have power cords.”

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“The building is full of power, no power cords,” the man noted. “All of these dedicated people waiting to vote. This is what we call voter suppression. This is what we go through to vote.”

The Atlanta Journal Constitution confirmed that the Helene S. Mills precinct in Old Fourth Ward had a “power cord issue.”

Fulton County spokesperson April Majors later insisted that the problem had been resolved.

“It’s up and operating now,” Majors remarked. “Patience is key.”

Gwinnett County Director of Communications Joe Sorenson also told NBC News that officials had identified a problem with power cords in one precinct.

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“The machine was not supplied power and was running on battery & the battery ran out,” Sorenson said.

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White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’

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A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.

The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.

"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."

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WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs

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A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.

NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.

The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.

"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.

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WATCH: Ricky Gervais roasts Hollywood as hypocrites at Golden Globes

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British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday secured a shock best director win for war epic "1917" at the Golden Globes, which kicked off with a no-holds-barred monologue by host Ricky Gervais that shocked Hollywood's A-listers.

Stars arriving under bright California skies in couture gowns and extravagant jewels were greeted by the British comic's signature cutting one-liners at the awards ceremony, the first of the year building up to next month's Oscars.

"Let's go out with a bang, let's have a laugh at your expense, shall we?" joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time, before tearing into the industry.

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