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Sun Aug 9, 2020, 07:11 PM

Primary voting suspended in Puerto Rico over lack of ballots

Source: Axios

Primary voting in Puerto Rico has been partially suspended due to a lack of ballots at voting centers, AP reports.

Why it matters: Most primaries in the U.S. have been forced to reschedule due to the coronavirus, but not because of a logistical issue. The incident has sparked calls for the territory's election commission to resign and could foreshadow more election problems to come in the territory's November general election.

What they're saying: "I have never seen on American soil something like what just has been done here in Puerto Rico. It's a just an embarrassment to our government and our people," said Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez.

What's next: Some politicians are calling for the primaries to be fully rescheduled while others say the remaining primaries should be held on Aug. 16.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/puerto-rico-primary-voting-suspended-b180822a-db82-469c-969f-10d5bd1f6f2b.html

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brooklynite Aug 9 OP
msongs Aug 9 #1
iluvtennis Aug 9 #2
sdfernando Aug 10 #3
iluvtennis Aug 10 #4

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 07:14 PM

1. niece analysis opinion piece nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 07:32 PM

2. Lack of ballots isn't unique to Puerto Rico, it happened in several states earlier this year. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 12:14 PM

3. yes that is true

They use past elections as a gauge for numbers of ballots needed. Perhaps turnout is WAY up, which is a good thing. Of course it could also be that the number of ballots printed is deliberately being shorted.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 12:23 PM

4. I'm so suspicious these days. I hope it was just a simple mistake of not enough ballots

being printed and nothing nefarious. Election officials just need to make sure that when it happens that ppl know that they can file a provisional ballot.

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