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Heavy Rain Puts Crimp in Washington State Voting

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Heavy Rain Puts Crimp in Washington State Voting

Heavy Rain Puts Crimp in Washington State Voting

Heavy Rain Puts Crimp in Washington State Voting

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Heavy rain and severe flooding in Washington state have caused mud and rock slides and blocked a number of highways. Voters in several counties are expected to have trouble reaching polling places.

Melissa Block talks with Pierce County Auditor Pat McCarthy about the state's elections. Pierce County, south of Seattle, includes the city of Tacoma, where folks have had to be evacuated for heavy rains.

Voting is still ongoing, and people are finding alternate routes to the polls.