Sanders Blasts Long Polling Lines in Michigan

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020 8:15 PM
Sanders Blasts Long Polling Lines in Michigan

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Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted long polling lines in Michigan Tuesday night, calling them an “outrage.”

“At a time when Democrats correctly attack Republicans for voter suppression, it is disappointing to see people standing in long lines for hours today waiting to vote in Michigan and around the country. People should not have to miss a day of work to exercise their right to vote. This is an outrage,” Sanders said in a statement.

“Election officials must address these problems immediately, and if necessary, keep polling places open longer.”

Sanders's campaign political director for Michigan also called the long lines "unacceptable."

All eyes are on Michigan Tuesday, which is a must-win state for Sanders to stay competitive in the race. He narrowly won the state in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. 

There are 352 delegates at stake on Tuesday among six states, but Michigan is the biggest prize of the night with 125. 

Biden is projected to win Mississippi and Missouri.