California Polling Places (Like Taco Bell) Open Late

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Just announced: Because they’ve run out of ballots polling places in Alameda County are staying open until 10pm, two hours later than scheduled. Some of that time will no doubt be spent xeroxing or however the hell else they’ll find more blank ballots. You’d think high voter turnout would be a good thing, or at least something to prepare for.

Update: A total of 14 polling places in Alameda County ran out of Democratic ballots, which led to the court order to keep the polls open late.

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