The 2018 ‘Super Tuesday’ of primaries on June 5th did not disappoint, as voters in eight states went to the polls to choose nominees for the November elections. And we, along with everyone else, have been talking about California’s “jungle primary” results. Ammar Campa-Najjar, an Arab American Democrat vying for California’s 50th Congressional District seat, advanced through the primary (despite a heavy smear campaign targeted at him). Campa-Najjar is now up against GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter for the runoff election in November. But many California voters considered themselves lucky to cast ballots on Tuesday at all, as over 118,000 voters in Los Angeles County were omitted from voter lists due to a printing error. Poll workers were instructed to offer provisional ballots to those omitted and the votes cast on these ballots would be counted once the voters’ registration was confirmed. It could be human error, it could be an evil plot, but, regardless, hopefully come November, all of those eligible voters will be able to easily exercise their right to vote.

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