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Long lines at Arizona polling places

Posted at 10:51 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 01:56:24-04

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Minutes before the polls close in Arizona's presidential primary, lines at some polling places are still hundreds of people deep with waits of two hours.

At a downtown Phoenix polling place, crowds lined around the salvation army building and halfway down the block. A couple passed out drinks and snacks to voters.
Voters like 49-year-old Bruce Weiss were incredibly frustrated. He'd been waiting for 2 ½ hours and called the experience "like a complete total failure of government."
Toni Stamps says she was actually glad to be in line and cheered by the huge turnout.
All along the line, the mood was cheerful frustration.
That included 31-year-old Nicole Underwood, who was passing out snacks because she believes it's her civic duty.
Among the treats: circus animal cookies, because "that's appropriate."
Anyone in line when polls close at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.