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Election Day 2016 Dispatches

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2:30 p.m. Update

Voting continues at a brisk pace throughout the country although some voting sites have reported a mid-day lull in voting.

Isolated voting machines problems persist nationwide and even though there has been a bit of a mid-day lull, there are still voters in line in many locations.

In a bit of non-Election Day news, the Clark County, Nevada registrar of voters has been sued for allowing a polling place to remain open late during early voting. Although law allows those in line as of 8pm to cast a ballot, the lawsuit alleges that the county allowed voters to join the line after 8pm.

Voters in Shasta County, California have been experiencing difficulties with the state’s website. The secretary of state’s website is providing incorrect polling place information so voters are being encouraged to use the county site.

In Broward County, Florida two clerks—one Republican and one Democrat—from a precinct in Pompano Beach were fired after they got into fight at a polling place. Voting was not interrupted.

We’re very sad to report that long-time Grand Prairie, Texas election judge Gary Wilcox was found dead in his home this morning. An alternate election judge was able to get the polls open by around 8 a.m. A judge was set to determine if polls would remain open late to accommodate the lost time.

And, while we’ve had no reports of cars crashing into polling places yet, we have had a report from Knox County, Tennessee that one voter had their car stolen while they were voting.

National News: Recounts? Hanging chads? Lawyers standing by just in case | As Americans go to the polls, long lines, few glitches | How do astronauts vote from outer space

Alabama: Voter concerned about unattended ballots | Voters report broken voting machines, untrained staff, other problems

Arizona: County officials hike to bottom of Grand Canyon to set up polls for Supai | Early morning voting lines ease after initial rush, few computer problems |

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. polls packed

California: California's election website causes headaches for some voters | Long lines at polling places | Voters confused, frustrated in long lines

Connecticut: Minor hiccups in Hartford

Delaware: Sussex Co. voters flock to polling places | Voting stays steady with kids and first-timers

Florida: Longboater voters line both island polling places in record push | Precinct clerks fired from Broward location

Illinois: Rock Island Co. hopes push for early voting helps cut down on Election Day lines | Election officials watching polling places

Indiana: Voter turnout higher than usual

Kentucky: Beshear: 64 calls to election fraud hotline in first 5 hours | Didn't get an 'I Voted' sticker? Here's why

Louisiana: Voting in Jefferson Parish brisk, uneventful | Voters concern proves false alarm |

Maryland: Election hiccups, long lines | Baltimore's top prosecutor posts, deletes ballot-box picture | Election worker call 911 for woman set on fire

Michigan: Voter turnout remains steady in polling places

Mississippi: High voter turnout and lines reported | Voters running into problems at Kamper Park precinct | Long lines at voting locations across Mississippi

Nevada: State sued over polling place hours | Some Native Americans have to travel 270 miles to vote

New Hampshire: Records possible as voters turnout in droves

New Jersey: Long lines at polling sites

New Mexico: BernCo polling sites busy, people moving through quickly

North Carolina: Some NC counties report polling place problems | Election Day brings steady turnout

North Dakota: Some NDSU students say they were discouraged from voting

Ohio: Election lunches to keep voters fed in Belmont Co.

Rhode Island: Long lines at some Rhode Island polling places

South Dakota: Secretary of state's office asks that sign be taken down at vote center

Tennessee: Car stolen while man votes

Texas: Election Day in Spring hampered by tech issues | Long lines await some voters | Judge's death causes voting delays in Grand Prairie

Utah: Voting machines down in southern Utah Co.

Virginia: Voters experience technical difficulties at several places Tuesday morning | Two-hour wait reported

Wisconsin: Sun Prairie voter turned away under new ID rules | Some long lines reported at polling places