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Election Day 2016 Dispatches

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1 p.m. Update

Polls are now open everywhere in the United States and the morning rush has started to die down a bit.

While there continue to be scattered reports of voting machine troubles, those reports are not widespread.

As the say wears on though, we are starting to see a few voter ID-related issues and a few issues with testy voters at polling places. Still, no work on major issues with poll watchers.

In Palm Beach County a two voters had an altercation over candidates which ended with a woman spaying a man with pepper spray. The man then grabbed the woman and threw her down. Needless to say, police were called.

A man also shoved a woman in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan after the voters got into a verbal argument over their preferred candidates. The fight actually began between two women and then the man stepped in. No one was arrested or injured, but the police did take a report.

There were reports from throughout Pennsylvania that voters were being asked to show ID in order to vote, although state law does not require that.

In Los Angeles County, the county has relaxed parking restrictions around polling places so voters waiting in line to vote won’t get tickets. Also in LA County, in what is one of our favorite stories every election cycle, voters waiting in line to vote at Luxe Hotel in Brentwood were treated to breakfast.

National News: Voting machine problems recorded in Tennessee, NC, and other states | Broken voting machines across U.S. (in other words, everything is normal) | Voting problems 2016 map | Cyber issues loom for security experts as voting begins |

Alabama: Unusually long lines at polling places | Lines form as record number of voters expected|

Arizona: Yvonne Jimenez talks about voting machine freezing |

California: Voters at polling place in Brentwood get the luxe treatment | LA relaxes parking restrictions within block of polling places on Election Day | What it's like to have a polling place in your garage |

Connecticut: Polling place complaints higher than usual | Fire forces evacuation of polling place | Wrong ballots delivered to Hartford polling place| Ballot scanner breaks in New Haven |

Florida: Some Mandarin voters confused by multiple polling places | Woman pepper sprays man outside of polling place |

Georgia: Reported voting machine problems at Therrell High School |

Idaho: Alternative entrance could not be found for inaccessible polling place |

Illinois: Voting machine problems at three Rockford, Winnebago County polling places |

Indiana: Merrilville woman says she couldn't vote because she died | Voting machine breaks at northwest side polling location |

Louisiana: Voting machines for two Livingston Parish precincts switched by mistake | EBR sees typical hiccups; voting problems reported at a few sites |

Massachusetts: Medford VFW refuses to remove "All Lives Matter" at polling place |

Michigan: Voting machine problems reported across metro Detroit | Man shoves woman at polling place |

Minnesota: When your house is a polling place | Early morning crowds thin out |

Missouri: Ashland adds polling place |

Nebraska: Lines form early at Lincoln polling places |

New York: Voters at Brooklyn site delayed due to wrong ballots | Problem at Clarence voting location | Four prominent suffragist grave sites in the Bronx anticipating surge of visitors |

North Carolina: With broken voting machines, North Carolina city is doing everything by hand | Voters undeterred by cold weather; glitch repaired in voting machine |

Ohio: Voters claims he was intimidated at polling place|

Oklahoma: Power restored to Sapulpa polling place |

Pennsylvania: How Philly is dealing with voting machine problems | Perry Co. officials dealing with voting machine issues | Voters wrongly asked for ID at the polls in Penn.| Election judge charged with misdemeanor after failing to show up |

Rhode Island: Secretary Gorbea talks new voting machines | Early lines, some voting machine problems reported |

South Carolina: Poll workers erroneously asked voters for their party preference | Horry Co. voting precinct problems causing long wait times |

Tennessee: Wilson County voting machines go down during early morning rush | Voting resumes in Wilson Co.| Grizzlies to award voters with 'I Voted' stickers |

Texas: Few problems reported in Bexar | 'I Voted' stickers draw voters to the polls |

Utah: Voting problems reported in Utah |