South Fulton voters wait long into the night to cast ballots in Georgia’s primary

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — While many of you went to sleep Tuesday night, there were others who were still waiting to vote in Georgia’s primary.

Channel 2 Action News was spread across metro Atlanta after voters ran into issues with extremely long lines at the several locations. Many sites stayed open hours after the traditional 7 p.m. close.

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State election, county and other officials blamed each other for the chaos.

Channel 2’s Darryn Moore learned the last person voted at midnight after standing in line for more than 5 hours at a Union City church.

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“We knew this election was coming, the election was delayed multiple times and we had ample opportunity to get this right,” said Democratic State Rep. Nikema Williams.

The problem at the South Fulton County polling station was 5 of the 10 voting machines were down.

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“I think it’s a little voter suppression. It is what it is,” said voter Demarcus Taylor.

Another thing that slowed down the process was social distancing. Voters hung in there up until midnight to cast their ballots.

“It’s worth it and it will pay dividends and we’ll be back in November,” Taylor said.

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