Candidates’ Withdrawals Raise Questions About Early Voting

Is an early voting ballot cast for a candidate who has dropped out of the race a wasted vote?

By Stella M. ChavezMarch 3, 2020 9:41 am, , ,

From KERA:

More than 700,000 Texas Democrats voted early for today’s Super Tuesday primary, but tens of thousands of them voted for candidates who are no longer in the race.

Some North Texas supporters of former candidates Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer said they were frustrated about voting for someone who’s since dropped out.

Outside the Joe Biden Dallas rally, 57-year-old Lee Swift was among those in line waiting to go in.

He voted early for Pete Buttigieg and was disappointed when the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana dropped out of the race on Sunday.

“I wish he had waited cause I actually thought he was going to wait until after Super Tuesday, but his delegates, I’m sure, will in the second round go for Joe Biden. Next time, I’m going to be voting on Election Day, I guarantee ya,” he said with a laugh

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