SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – With hundreds of California voters still waiting in long lines at the close of polling, Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders asked a federal court to issue an emergency order to keep polls open for an extra 2 hours.
In California, polling places must allow people to vote if they are in line by 8 p.m. The Sanders campaign wants provisional ballots made available to voters who arrive after 8 p.m.
READ: Emergency Order Request
In the document filed in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, lists seventeen locations in Southern California, many with wait times of more than 2 hours.
Silicon Valley U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna echoed Sen. Sanders, and tweeted around 8:30 p.m., “What matters most right now is that people who are still waiting to vote in California STAY IN LINE. We can’t become complacent. Every vote and every delegate counts.”
What matters most right now is that people who are still waiting to vote in California STAY IN LINE.
We can't become complacent.
Every vote and every delegate counts. https://t.co/Irvaw0ulyd
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) March 4, 2020