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Tales From the Polling Place

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Reader Gina Piccalo writes from Echo Park:

Hi there. Just wanted to let you know - I waited in line for 30 minutes at the Allesandro polling spot alongside about 40 other (mostly hipster) neighbors. By 8:30, the machine that tallies the ballots had jammed and the polling staffer took great pains to show everyone she hadn't tampered with it. She had to feed the ballots manually. Not sure how that will impact counting votes.. but it isn't encouraging.