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Spotsylvania election volunteers err in programming machines, resulting in lost votes
Lee Hill Elementary voters are split between the 1st and 7th congressional districts.
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He arrived at the community center for a third time at about 5:30 p.m. after his workday ended at the nearby Printpack. He waited for about 40 minutes before finally casting his ballot at around 6:15.
"I have voted in every election since I was 18," Pritchett said. "It's my duty. I can't complain if I don't vote."
Dawn Napper, a teacher at Robert E. Lee Elementary, was disgusted with the problems at Lee Hill.
"This is ridiculous," she said. "Part of our concern is at least 100 people left. I'm worried they won't be able to vote."
Napper was also concerned about the impact of lost votes in what she anticipated to be a close national election that, for her, echoed the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore.
"This is too close of an election for this to be going on," Napper said. "We don't want another 2000."
Staff writers Jeff Branscome and Chelyen Davis contributed to this story.
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