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November 23, 2012

A voter's voice: Wanda McKeever

Richland County voters endured horrifically long lines to vote Nov. 6, mostly, it appears, because there were not enough machines at polling places. Many left the polls without voting.

Richland County voters endured horrifically long lines to vote Nov. 6, mostly, it appears, because there were not enough machines at polling places. Many left the polls without voting.

The county’s legislative delegation is holding a hearing Monday to determine what went wrong. The public may attend but will not be allowed to speak.

Here’s a voice of a frustrated voter on that very long day ...

Wanda McKeever got in line at Sanders Middle School at 4:15 p.m. after checking on the line two times earlier in the day. By 7:45 p.m., she was only halfway to the booths.

“I’ve been standing in line, calling the Election Commission. It took me an hour to get through. I had to leave a message, which they probably won’t return.”

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