Governor says Arizona must fix election problems

Governor says Arizona must fix election problems

PHOENIX (AP) – The Latest on Arizona’s presidential primary election (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey says it’s unacceptable that many Arizonans faced long lines to vote in the state’s presidential primary election and that election officials must determine what went wrong and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

Ducey says one specific fix that needs to be made is that registered independents should be allowed to vote in the presidential primary election, just as they can in the state’s regular primary election.

Ducey says it’s wrong that voters who wanted to vote couldn’t do so.

Long lines plagued many polling places all day Tuesday in Maricopa County, home to three of every five Arizona voters.

Maricopa County officials had drastically cut the number of polling sites to save money, and the decision backfired the minute the polls opened and long lines began to form.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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