There will be no more race calls in Kentucky until June 30, as absentee ballots remain as voters endured 90 minutes waits with a quick counting of mail-in ballots for high-profile congressional primaries in that state and New York. The final results seemed unlikely for days.
Meanwhile, two young African American candidates with campaigns energized by nationwide protests for racial justice were challenging white Democratic establishment favorites for the party’s nominations.
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Kentucky cutting the number of polling places for Tuesday’s primary from 3700 to 200.
There will be one polling place for 616,000 registered voters in Louisville’s Jefferson County, where half state’s black voters live.
Kentucky cutting number of polling places for Tuesday’s primary from 3700 to 200
There will be one polling place for 616,000 registered voters in Louisville’s Jefferson County, where half state’s black voters live
This is going to be a disaster https://t.co/Xn61pDqleN
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 19, 2020
Meanwhile, In Louisville, voting advocates complained that an unknown number of people stayed home because it was difficult for them to travel to its one polling place.
“In my neighborhood, most people don’t have cars,” said voter Michael Baker. “It’s not fair for them to have one site and it is so far away from people who are not able to commute here.”
Even so, there were no reports of major delays in the state’s largest city, which has 600,000 residents.
“They should have more (elections) like this. You can get in and get out quick,” said 70-year-old Mary Moorman.