HOUSTON — Texas Democrats are seething after a lack of preparedness from election officials caused large swaths of voters across the state, from Houston and Dallas to San Antonio and San Marcos, to wait more than five hours to cast a ballot on Super Tuesday.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued a blistering statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning directed at Texas’s Republican Secretary of State Ruth Ruggero Hughs and “Texas election officials across the board.”
“Texas voters were still waiting to have their voices heard at midnight,” Hinojosa wrote.
He added, “Texas election officials need to do far better than having people wait in multihour lines just to cast a ballot. Texas elections and reporting systems require significant modernization. It’s past time for our election systems to be able to support the growing excitement and enthusiasm Texas voters will continue to show.”