Voting Rights Watch: Poll site sabotage foiled in Florida
The celebrity-watching website TMZ, of all places, has this important piece of news from Florida, about half an hour north of Fort Lauderdale:
So check this out. Deerfield Beach, Fla. is one hour south of Palm Beach. Nearly 400 people were firmly planted in line at 6:15 this morning, waiting for the polls to open at 7:00 AM. There is one voting machine to accommodate all of them.We have received reports of similar poll site-crashing in other parts of the South, as well as the old "tell them the wrong date" trick in several Southern states.
The area almost entirely African American. Many of the people have never voted before. One woman was 101 years old. She was wheeled into the polling place and on her way out she said that before she died, she wanted to vote for a black man.
Election monitors noticed a man in line who appeared to be a voter. Turns out he was a saboteur, telling people the Democrats were supposed to vote at a different location.
Some of the voters said they were robo-called last night. The message -- Democrats weren't supposed to vote until Wednesday.
UPDATE -- Election officials just delivered seven more voting machines.