'This is suppression': Voting machines with missing power cords force hundreds of black Georgia voters to wait
Georgia voters wait because of missing power cords (Twitter/@_2lite)

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."

"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.

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

Watch the video below.