Some problems reported at polls

    The election watchdog group The Committee of 70 is reviewing complaints of some problems at the polls in Philadelphia.

    The election watchdog group The Committee of 70 is reviewing complaints of some problems at the polls in Philadelphia.

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    The voting problems are similar to what happens every election, only smaller because fewer people are voting in this primary. Zack Stalberg is head of The Committee of 70. He says confusion and people trying to skirt the rules are the main issues so far.

    Stalberg: Many of them have to do with polling place officials, electioneering for themselves because they’re on the ballot this year and so some of them are inside the polling place trying to get themselves re-elected.

    Stalberg says other reported problems range from delayed opening of polling places to broken machines to some reports that candidates are handing out fliers inside the polling place.

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