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Slick Roads Delay Irate Voter

Faridon Mohtashemi said he left work at Wachovia Bank in Crystal City an hour early to vote but was stuck in traffic for 2 1/2 hours.

When he arrived at Hayfield Secondary School near his home in the Kingstowne section of Fairfax County it was 7:03 p.m. --three minutes after the official closing time.

He said he saw a woman removing the voting sign in the parking lot and asked if he could cast a ballot, but was told "sorry, we're closed."

"It's very disheartening that they couldn't extend the hours when they knew what was happening with the weather," he said.

None of the campaigns asked for the hours to be extended.

"I had so much enthusiasm to go and vote," said Mohtashemi, who said he planned to vote for Obama.

By Steve Fehr  |  February 12, 2008; 8:03 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/President  
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