USA: Nebraska primary polls deserted as voters opt for postal votes amid pandemic

Nebraska held its primary elections this Tuesday, the first in-person primary vote in the US since Wisconsin's elections in April, amid the coronavirus outbreak that has led to the postponement of elections in several states. Turnout in state capital Lincoln was very low, and polling staff spent the day mostly attending empty rooms and waiting for voters to appear. «Normally at the beginning of... Еще the day you find a line of people who are voting prior to working. You know, still, we're still kind of in a situation where some people go to work regularly, others may be staying at home. We've only had one voter — by now we would have had quite a few more,» said one polling inspector. The same official mentioned that at least 80,000 voters decided to use absentee ballots for the state's primary. Residents will be voting for the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, with primaries also taking place to choose the candidates for Senate and House seats. Former US Vice President Joe Biden remains presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party, as all other candidates have already withdrawn from contention.

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