Although absentee ballots are still arriving from overseas and provisional ballots are still being verified, for voters, depending on where they lived and which party they voted for, Super Tuesday, was indeed super in some places, in others, it was just meh. And for elections officials, who no doubt think every election is super, Tuesday’s contests in the nine states holding primaries (Alaska-GOP, America Samoa-Dems, Colorado and Minnesota all held caucuses), were a mixed bag as well with some jurisdictions registering few if any problems and others being forced to apologize for long lines and delayed results.
In the newsletter last week, we mentioned 10 things that we would be keeping any eye on this week and while there were issues with almost all 10, there were no systematic problems. Here’s a rundown of how Super Tuesday played out in the nine states, but before we get to that, we think Payne County, Oklahoma Assistant Secretary of Elections Dondee Klein best summed up how elections officials felt on Tuesday when she spoke to the Stillwater News Press late on Tuesday evening.
“Thursday’s for being tired,” Klein told the paper and then from somewhere in the room someone added, “And margaritas on Friday!”
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