The Texas Democratic Party has seriously embarrassed itself tonight as the caucuses have been a complete disaster. Reports include voters shut out because of fire code violations, ridiculously long waits, too few ballots, police called out to calm crowds and numerous voting irregularities. Did they not think people were going to show up for the most important presidential primary/caucus in recent state history?
The state party seriously needs to reconsider this two-step system. Itâ€™s already asking a lot for voters to show up to the polls for a primary vote and then show up again for a caucus. How many parents with childcare issues and how many workers who couldnâ€™t get away from their jobs were disenfranchised today? And then the party canâ€™t even run these things smartly and quickly? Unacceptable.
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