Reuters: In Georgia and Wisconsin, smoother elections this time – with a few glitches
Reuters: In Georgia and Wisconsin, smoother elections this time - with a few glitches
(Reuters) – After messy primaries marred by long lines and chaos earlier this year, Wisconsin and Georgia held another round of elections on Tuesday with fewer reported problems – but enough glitches to raise warning flags for the real test in November.
Both states made adjustments after the earlier contests, and neither Georgia nor Wisconsin saw a widespread repeat of the long voter lines and multi-hour waits that were prevalent earlier in the year.
But in relatively low turnout primaries for congressional, state and local offices, there were enough problems to sow doubts about the hurdles voters might face when they try to cast ballots on Nov. 3 amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting rights groups said. …
“Today is better than April, but that doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing in November,” said Jay Heck, state director for Common Cause Wisconsin, a government watchdog group.