Polls closed; voters in line can cast ballots

(AP file)
(AP file)

Polls are closed in Pennsylvania but voters who are still in line are allowed to cast their ballots.

The Department of State is gathering information on whether there are long lines at some polling places after Tuesday’s 8 p.m. closing time.

The agency says it is hearing scattered reports of people waiting in line, but nothing widespread.

The state Democratic Party put out an alert to voters that if they were in line by 8 p.m. to stay there until they vote.

After enduring months of campaign ads, fliers and rallies, Pennsylvanians are helping decide the winner in a long, hard-fought presidential campaign and control of the U.S. Senate next year.

Democrat Hillary Clinton has a built-in voter registration advantage over Republican Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election. Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania has backed the Democrat in six straight presidential elections.

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