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Voters express election concerns at public hearing

The presidential election may have been settled in Ohio nearly 3 weeks ago, but many people are still upset about their experience at the polls. Over the weekend dozens of people attended a public hearing where they voiced their concerns.

The pews were full Saturday at the New Faith Baptist Church on Oak Street, full of people concerned about what happened on election day. There were poll workers, voters, and election advocates.

In all, 200 people filed their complaints either in writing or in public testimony. A court reporter took notes and everyone who testified signed an affidavit. Most of the complaints were about long lines. Some people also talked about problems with disability access and poll workers checking identification when it was not required.

Another hearing is scheduled for Monday night at 6:00 at the Franklin County Courthouse on High Street in Columbus.

Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast, the top political news podcast in America. Keith has chronicled the Trump administration from day one, putting this unorthodox presidency in context for NPR listeners, from early morning tweets to executive orders and investigations. She covered the final two years of the Obama presidency, and during the 2016 presidential campaign she was assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. In 2018, Keith was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents' Association.