A variety of problems had to face in the Georgia election, including lack of poll workers, difficulties in getting voting equipment, long waiting lines, and many other glitches, and similar fate for other states where the election has rushed into disorder during the pandemic Coronavirus.
On Tuesday, after having a long day with in-person voting, a significant Democrat of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, said that no other state should look as Georgia did today. Moreover, voters of the states that already had passed through primaries since the start of the pandemic Coronavirus crisis, such as Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, seen the same unsettling scenes and failures.
“No state should look like Georgia did today,” Stacey Abrams, a prominent Georgia Democrat, said toward the end of a long day of in-person voting on Tuesday. https://t.co/ycf4vV6W8k
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An election expert and political science prof. at the University of Florida, Michael McDonald, said that what we are looking so far is that, many people are able to vote, that is considered as good news. He added that we are looking at these hotspots, if you’ll. He continued that they are not just sporadic, but they are more widespread.
Jordan Fuchs describes primary as a successful election
On Tuesday, Jordan Fuchs, who is the number two election official of Georgia, described the primary as a successful election, while interviewing with a media outlet, ABC news, and mentioned the huge amount of turnout in the mid of the pandemic, after above million voters cast their votes absentee, marking above 2,500 percent upsurge in returned absentee votes this year.
Although in the initial hours of voting, the admirable preparations were abruptly disassembled such as delayed in poll openings, shortages of staff and voting equipment, outstanding requirements for absentee votes and even absence of new ballots equipment with long waiting lines, and voters who were reporting about wait up to 3 hours.
Talking about Tuesday’s election, Bianca Keaton said that it was totally mess. She continued that her cell was going off as quickly as ballots opened, with a message that lights were off, doors were closed, and no one was at the voting place in Gwinnett County, which is the 2nd most populous county of the state.
Keaton, who voted as absentee due to the pandemic Coronavirus, said that the problems of Gwinnett county were not much terrible as described in DeKalb and Fulton counties, where a significant number of issues were being described. However, she added that it definitely affected a lot of their Democratic limits. Furthermore, DeKalb acquires the suburbs of the city, and Fulton is home to a maximum of Atlanta.