2020 election: Long lines reported across America as voters head to the polls

Americans across the country masked up and queued up to cast their votes in person Tuesday in one of the most contentious presidential elections in recent memory.

Long lines began forming just after polling sites opened in states including Connecticut, Missouri, New York and key swing state Pennsylvania.

“Long lines to start in Havertown,” one person tweeted, showing citizens lined up in social distancing fashion in a parking lot. “Everyone masked up and ready to go.”

Similar scenes played out at Charter Oak Elementary School in West Hartford, Jackson Park Elementary School in St. Louis and at polling places throughout New York City.

Voters also snaked around a playground in Philadelphia well before doors opened.

“Polls open in 7 minutes. Thought we would be smart getting here early, but turns out so did everyone else,” one person tweeted. “This line has to be 100 deep.”

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