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Deana Garland, a resident of Brea, Calif., tried to vote at the Living Hope Community Church in Brea on Election Day at 7 a.m. When she got there, there were long lines waiting to vote. Of 16 polling booths, only eight were working, and of those eight, four were occupied for about an hour.

Here is what Garland told me:

There were four men in “Make America Great Again” T-shirts, obvious Trump supporters, who had gone into four of the eight booths that were operational. They went in at 7 a.m., and did not come out until almost 8 o’clock. People [in line] started getting angry that they were in there wasting time on purpose to stop people from getting in to vote, and people were actually leaving the line because it was taking too long. And then people started raising their voices saying, “C’mon you have to get out of there, we have to be allowed to get in to vote,” and the guys were just laughing.

Garland said, “It appeared that they were deliberately standing there and wasting time.”

All four were white men, according to Garland, and they all left together at about 8 a.m.

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