Usually fighting for voter access, SF Democrats wait in rain for hours to cast delegate ballots


Democratic delegate candidate Mia Satya, right, speaks to a long line of voters in the rain on Sunday in San Francisco. (Courtesy Matthew Steen)

...Now, Chiu stands accused by progressive-leaning Democrats of bussing in seniors who had little knowledge of the race. But the state Democratic party, which oversees the voting process, is also accused of failing to verify voter registration and of leaving party members out in the cold during what was anticipated to be California’s worst storm of the year.

The rain was light at the Labor International Union Hall on Sunday, where Democratic Party voting took place, but the wind was strong, and hundreds of seniors waited in it to vote.

Chiu did not have an immediate response to the accusation, but his office said he would send a statement soon.


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