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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:44 PM

Phoenix Official Backtracks After Blaming Voters for Lines

Source: Associated Press

Phoenix Official Backtracks After Blaming Voters for Lines

By BOB CHRISTIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHOENIX Mar 23, 2016, 7:38 PM ET

Bruce Weiss stewed after waiting 2 hours in line outside a downtown Phoenix polling place, where juice drinks, snacks and circus animal cookies were handed out by citizens hoping to pacify thousands who turned out to cast ballots in Arizona's presidential primary.

The scene was repeated Tuesday as thousands stood in lines that wrapped around sidewalks at churches, community centers and government buildings after the number of places to vote were cut back as a cost-savings measure. Some voters took shelter from the sun under umbrellas. Others brought lawn chairs. Still others gave up and went home. The last voters entered polling spots after midnight.

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Arizona's Republican governor called the primary day foul-ups "unacceptable," and others demanded the resignation of the county's top elections official, Recorder Helen Purcell.

Purcell initially put the blame on voters, stirring a clamor on the Internet. Her name was a trending topic on Twitter. But Wednesday she backtracked, saying she failed to anticipate the effect of intense voter interest on primary turnout.

"I made bad decisions based on the information I had, obviously, or we wouldn't have had long lines," Purcell told The Associated Press.

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Eugene Mar 2016 OP
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #1
BarbaRosa Mar 2016 #2
grasswire Mar 2016 #3
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:48 PM

1. Her backtracking is backfiring.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:14 PM

2. Ah, the old bad information ploy.

Deja vu again?!

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Response to BarbaRosa (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:26 PM

3. Isn't that what Hillary always says about her bad decisions? nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:55 PM

4. I's not just the lines. It's false party identifications also that were being used n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:15 AM

5. But I was told by the usual swarm that this was not happening

 

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