Estelle Bender, 88, said poll workers informed her she and several friends of hers had already voted. She also allegedly witness another man arguing with a poll worker over the same issue.
“What happened today and how shocked are you?” a reporter asked Bender.
“Very. I went to El Camino High School to vote. Got there at 10:30. Gave her this [ballot] and she scanned and said ‘you voted,’ and I said, ‘no, I haven’t,” Bender told KTLA.
“She said this has been happening all morning,” Bender further alleged. “The man next to me was arguing the same thing,”
Bender filled out a provisional ballot and left feeling “really angry.”
“I saw two women walking toward me as I left and I said, ‘don’t be surprised if they tell you’ve already voted, and she said, ‘They’ve already done that. If I voted, how did I vote?”
According to Bender, the people she knew affected by the issue were “self-identified Republicans,” which gave her cause for suspicion.
“I asked the couple of young women that I talked to and I said, ‘Are you by any chance Republicans?’ And she said ‘yes’ and I said, ‘So am I,’” asserted Bender.