In the aftermath of Los Angeles County’s election-day meltdown, public officials have responded with a media-release smackdown. California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Thursday, March 5, voiced “deep concerns” about an election process in L.A. County that devolved into long lines, downed voting machines and frustration among voters about whether their votes were counted. But Padilla’s concerns prompted a sharp public response from the county’s election chief, defending his office’s response to the problems. Ryan Carter, Long Beach Press-Telegram.
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