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Long lines slow Democratic caucus

Posted at 2:15 PM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 20:48:42-05
Some unpleasant surprises pop up at Nevada precincts Saturday.
Sen. Harry Reid was at Del Webb Middle School in Henderson for the Democratic caucus day. 
The long lines surprised a lot of people.
"Last time I was here supporting Hillary too and it wasn't a fraction of this," said Diane Sobota, who caucused on Saturday.
Several caucus goers called 13 Action News, demanding answers, and even sending video of how bad it was. They're frustrated by how long it was taking to do their civic duty, but some showed a little happiness about the turnout.
"Not because I have to stand in line though, but I'm very happy," said Sobota.
Computer issues plus greater than expected turnout bloated lines, and kept things from moving forward for hours. Some people tried to keep a positive attitude, but the general confusion was trying.
"It's very nice the way that they call the people in. The thing is a lot of people don't know what caucus means," said Dominick Nieves, a caucus goer.
As the first in the west, it's hard to tell if Nevada is the norm or a fluke.