Joplin, Missouri ran out of ballots today! In 2004 Jasper County went to Bush 70-30. Voters are leaving without voting.
Joplin Globe reports:
Voters were encountering long lines and confusion Tuesday afternoon, and some were leaving Jasper County polling places without voting, after more than a dozen precincts had reported running out of ballots.
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Sally Wetherell, shortly after 4:30 p.m., said she had been waiting in line at the polling place at the Joplin Association for the Blind, for nearly 30 minutes waiting to vote.
“People are leaving without voting,” she said. “I can wait another 30 minutes, but then I have to leave. I may have to leave without voting.”
When Bush was in Joplin, Missouri this past week, 11,000 showed up at the Talent Rally, in a city of 44,000.
President Bush speaks during a Missouri Victory Rally in Joplin, Mo., Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)