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Several Dallas polling locations closed on election day
ByHarshal 04 May 2021 09:15 AM 50
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The Dallas County Elections Administrator investigates why a few surveying areas were shut for quite a long time on final voting day, particularly in predominately minority and low-pay networks.

County officials confirmed affirmed different closures that added up to over 13 hours of lost democratic time.


"We were dismissed. The youngster said both democratic machines were down," said Eva Jones, Queen City Neighborhood Association President.

Jones is one of the electors who couldn't project a voting form for quite a long time at the Park South YMCA in southern Dallas' District 7.

The decision office says at 6:00 a.m.; survey laborers found the Express Vote machines were not working. It took until 10:45 a.m. For the devices to at long last be supplanted.

"I feel completely abused because this is, I thought, our protected option to cast a ballot," Jones said.

They were additionally disconnected for 1 hour and 15 minutes at the Owenwood Farm in District 7. The area said the explanation there is that the Express Vote machines didn't have lines.

Dallas City Councilman Adam Bazaldua was at that area and said he alarmed a Dallas County Commissioner.

"I was at Owenwood Farm surveying place when the first elector was dismissed. I had the option to guide them to the following nearest site, around 100 yards away. I realize that isn't the situation at each site," Bazaldua said.

Bazaldua came in first with 39% of the vote and is set out toward an overflow with the previous councilman Kevin Felder.

Minister Donald Parish, supported by Mayor Eric Johnson, was just 25 votes from getting a spot in the overflow.

"Ended up occurring in two of the greatest democratic regions for African Americans, for this to occur in a race with six dark applicants, can't reveal to you how baffled I am about this," Parish said.


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