On Super Tuesday, Fil-Ams among voters who spent long hours casting votes in L.A. precincts

Super Tuesday became Super Wednesday for Fil-Am voter Stephanie Sajor.
 
She lined up at this Koreatown voting center around Tuesday 7pm — but she wasn’t done with her ballot until after midnight.
“There’s judges to vote on, there’s measures, so it was really important for me to fill out my vote for those things.”
 
Despite Los Angeles county unveiling new electronic ballot marking devices, Election Day was still marred by long lines and glitches at some polling centers. And then there were those like Sajor who took time to make sure she voted wisely. 
 
Sajor said that once she got to one of the 5 machines inside, she was able to navigate them quickly. She shared that other people helped her with her husband, Eddy, who voted absentee, braving the long night with her.
“Some neighbors came, and brought water for people in line, brought coffee, snacks, kind of cool I never seen that before so that was neat to see.”
 
In LA County, voters had a chance to cast ballots at early voting centers but that voting period came with minor glitches.
The county registrar said they had overestimated the early voters and underestimated Election Day voters.
 
Anyone in line before 8PM was allowed to cast their ballot despite the long wait.
 
As voters survived the long lines, former Vice President Joe Biden made sure to tell supporters in California that his campaign continues to grow stronger after winning more than half of the 14 states holding contests on Super Tuesday.
“We are very much alive. Make no mistake about it this campaign will send Donald Trump packing,” said Biden.
And Filipinos were there to support him.
“It’s energetic we’re really excited. I think that we need to take on Donald trump and that I think Joe is gonna be the one to do it,” said Nicole Carcel.
“There are many candidates in this race that I personally love and the essence of their campaign from Bernie Sanders to Elizabeth Warren those were all candidates that essentially had all the values I hold dear to my heart but for I decided to go with Vice President Joe Biden,” said Melissa Ramoso, Artesia Councilwoman. “He has a proven track record for standing up for Filipino Americans.”
The early results had Senator Bernie Sanders ahead of Biden in California, including in Los Angeles county. For local election officials and voters here, no matter which candidate does make it on the November ballot, they just hope that the next trip to the polls runs smoother.
For these so-called super Wednesday voters, it didn’t matter if the results were already trickling in. They believed that they have the civic duty to make sure their voices were heard at the ballot box no matter how long it took.
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