Thousands of American citizens have encountered major issues while attempting to vote

"I've never been in a line this long."

By Asha Parker
Published March 24, 2016 2:00PM (UTC)
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Voters wait in line at dawn to cast their ballot in Arizona's presidential primary election, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (AP)

During #WesternTuesday Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter to express his support for Arizona voters who waited nearly 5 hours to cast a ballot, calling it a "disgrace".

One Arizona county decreased its number of polling sites from 200 during the 2012 presidential election, to just 60... despite being home to over 4 million people, which contributed to significantly longer lines.


Many were denied ballots after pulling up to polling sites just minutes after closing time; others stood in line for hours just to be turned away after finally reaching stations.

But Arizona residents haven't been the only citizens suffering this election season. Nevada, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, and Florida have also reported longer lines at polling sites, a shortage of ballots, and registration changes that prevented hundreds from voting.

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