In Florida, still in line

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Lines of voters wait to cast their ballots as the polls open on Nov. 6 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Lines of voters wait to cast their ballots as the polls open on Nov. 6 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Most polls in Florida closed at 7 p.m. Eastern time, but thousands of voters remained in line waiting to cast their ballots. (Polls in the panhandle close an hour later.)

“In parts of Miami, thousands still in line, some people could be voting until the wee hours of Wednesday morning,” tweeted Toluse Olorunnipa, a reporter for the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times. All voters who were in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Another local reporter, Darcy  Tannebaum of WSVN 7News Miami, posted on Twitter that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez was at a polling place after the close where the wait was up to 6 hours, “meaning results may not be tabulated until Wed am.”

Miami-Dade has the largest population of all Florida counties and is typically a Democratic stronghold. In one part of the county, Biscayne Park, only one voting machine was reportedly working ten minutes before the polls closed.

The Sunshine State already had voting problems earlier today, when a robocall mistakenly told 12,000 voters they could vote through Wednesday.

In Florida, still in line

Updated