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.
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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 |
Massachusetts: Medford VFW refuses to remove "All Lives Matter" at polling place |
Missouri: Ashland adds polling place |
Nebraska: Lines form early at Lincoln polling places |
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 |
Utah: Voting problems reported in Utah |