A Sign of Long Waits in Harlem: The Garcias Brought Folding Chairs

NEW YORK, By Aswini Anburajan, FI2W Reporter

Carmen Garcia came prepared for the long wait at the polls today. She and her husband brought metal folding chairs in anticipation of the long lines.

Every five or ten minutes, the older couple from Puerto Rico, get up and carry their chairs a few feet further.

They won’t say who they’re voting for.

“It’s a secret,” Carmen insists. But she does say that she hopes change is coming.

The Garcias aren’t the only ones who brought chairs. Voters are bracing themselves for the wait, talking on their cell phones and introducing themselves to each other.