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Long lines before early voting cut-off in Texas, Arizona

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:13

Voters rushed to the polls Friday night in Texas and Arizona before the doors closed for early voting, but some residents say they didn't make the cut-off. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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One after the other, Texans stood and waited for their last chance at early voting, Friday night. Arlington wasn't the only city to see long lines. Take Austin for example… (SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, SAYING: "It has everything to do with how crazy this election has been. Now more than ever, our vote really counts. Especially the hispanic vote, I feel." Republican Donald Trump marveled at the State's voting turnout: (SOUNDBITE) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "These lines are four, five, six blocks long...I tell you, all those folks. They're all voting for Trump. They're not voting for anyone else." But not everyone is THAT happy with the early voting lines… and being cut off from casting their ballots. (SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, SAYING: "I can't vote because I have to work on Tuesday. I'm really angry, and obviously they don't care it doesn't matter to them." Would-be voters in Scottsdale, Arizona said nearly a dozen people who had been given paper place holders were actually locked out of the building! (SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED POLICE OFFICER, SAYING: "I'd be happy to go in there and talk to them, all they're telling me is that the polling is closed so there's nothing that they could do." States like Texas, Arizona and Ohio have shut their doors to early voting. But it won't be such a long wait until election day on November 8th.

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Long lines before early voting cut-off in Texas, Arizona

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:13