Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va) will win re-election having defeated Republican Corey Stewart, CNN studies.
Kaine was poised to win within the race, which noticed his challenger overtly defend having accomplice monuments of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville and who stated that the Accomplice flag was part of Virginia’s “heritage,” per CNN.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders additionally cruised to victory in his re-election marketing campaign, having gathered 60 p.c of the votes, based on newest polls from the Related Press.
A whole bunch of voters waited over 4 hours to vote on Tuesday in Gwinnett County, Georgia due to defective voting machines, based on ThinkProgress.
Jadan Donely informed Assume Progress that she didn’t vote till near midday at Annistown Elementary Faculty in Snellville after arriving at 7:30 a.m.
“As quickly as we walked by the door, it was simply info that the machines have been down,” stated Donely. “They didn’t go into specifics. After which perhaps about 20 minutes in, then they stated ‘Oh, the machine shouldn’t be working’ … Then one other 20 minutes after that, it was, ‘The playing cards usually are not working.’ After which it was, ‘OK, they’ve machines on the best way.’ After which the machine that obtained right here wasn’t working.”
She stated that her husband additionally deliberate to vote within the morning, however needed to go away to go to work.
“This was undoubtedly foreseeable,” stated Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), who blamed Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who’s operating as a Republican to be Georgia’s subsequent governor, for the problems plaguing voters. “It’s a part of the final gasp makes an attempt by Republicans to take care of their positions of privilege.”
Johnson added that he isn’t shocked that there have been lengthy ready occasions in Gwinnett County, the place it’s predominately individuals of shade.
“This election is essential,” he informed ThinkProgress. “We want each vote.”
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