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“Whenever over 100 million people do something, something will go wrong. ... It does not mean there is a conspiracy.”

Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida, regarding minor issues that occurred on Election Day. Possibly the biggest problem was in Maricopa County, Ariz., where a printer issue rendered nearly 20 percent of ballot counters unusable early in the day, though county officials said the problem was fixed just a few hours later. (NPR — Nov. 9, 2022)

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  • Jan Auld, vice president of the Right to Life group of Lea County, N.M., regarding the city of Hobbs’ decision to ban abortions, despite the procedure being legal in the state. The town is advertising itself as a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” The all-male Hobbs City Commission voted on the issue unanimously. (Reuters — Nov. 8, 2022)
  • Brenda Lawrence, Michigan’s only Black member of Congress, who is retiring, regarding the importance of having Black representation on Capitol Hill. For the first time in almost 70 years, Detroit will not have a Black Democrat in Congress. Residents could elect a Black Republican to the U.S. House, but GOP candidates face a voting block from the predominantly Democratic city. (NPR — Nov. 7, 2022)
  • Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of the Vet the Vote campaign, which recruits veterans and military families to serve as poll workers. So far, the group has enlisted more than 63,000 people to volunteer as poll workers nationwide. (NPR — Nov. 4, 2022)
  • Mital Ghandi, a parent from northern Virginia, regarding the tip line that Gov. Youngkin set up for people to submit complaints about the education system. While there was some positive feedback, the majority of the emails sent to the tip line were expressing anger or frustration with teachers, administrators and school policies. (Associated Press — Nov. 3, 2022)
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