At Mass. polls, long lines and ballots
With record turnout for the razor-sharp race for president and US Senate, many Massachusetts voters experienced epic lines at the polls. In parts of Boston and Somerville, morning queues pushed three hours. The state says it’s a simple function of a lot of people trying to vote at peak times. Some voters pointed the finger at a shortage of poll workers and three very lengthy ballot questions, whose summaries exceeded 1,800 words, more than twice the length of this article.