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What Was Behind The Long Lines At Arizona Polls?

Voters wait in line at dawn to cast their ballot in Arizona's presidential primary on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP)
Voters wait in line at dawn to cast their ballot in Arizona's presidential primary on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP)

This week, in Maricopa County — where Phoenix is located — voters waited in long lines to vote in Arizona’s primary. That’s because officials there cut the number of polling places from 200 to 60 in order to save money.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks to Fernanda Santos of The New York Times about how Arizona voters coped, and what caused the major delays.

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