Early voting extended 2 hours at Miami location

MIAMI (WSVN) - As early voting came to an end across Florida, Sunday night, one polling location in Miami remained open two additional hours after the state’s Democratic Party filed a lawsuit over road closures.

Miami-Dade Elections Deputy Supervisor Carolina Lopez said the department received the order for the Lemon City Branch Library, located at 430 N.E. 61st St., to stay open until 9 p.m.

The Miami Herald reported that Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas granted the Florida Democrats’ emergency request.

The article stated, “Democrats cited road closings due to a race – the iRace 5K/10K – and a nearby, unrelated car accident for keeping voters from the polls.”

The article, however, also stated turnout was not unusually high at the Lemon City location on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Broward County, several polling spots were extended due to the long lines. 7News cameras captured about 100 people in line at the West Regional Library in Plantation.

Even though voting across Florida closed at 7 p.m., people already in line at that time were allowed to stay.

Some voters in Broward said they waited for about two hours to cast their ballots. One of them told 7News the wait felt lengthy. “It was long. If I didn’t have a friend with me, it would have been worse. It was long,” she said.

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