PHOENIX (AP) – The Latest on Arizona’s presidential primary election (all times local):
Gov. Doug Ducey says it’s unacceptable that many Arizonans faced long lines to vote in the state’s presidential primary election and that election officials must determine what went wrong and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Ducey says one specific fix that needs to be made is that registered independents should be allowed to vote in the presidential primary election, just as they can in the state’s regular primary election.
Ducey says it’s wrong that voters who wanted to vote couldn’t do so.
Long lines plagued many polling places all day Tuesday in Maricopa County, home to three of every five Arizona voters.
Maricopa County officials had drastically cut the number of polling sites to save money, and the decision backfired the minute the polls opened and long lines began to form.
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