Kia Gregory reports at 5 p.m.:
First time voter Kazeem Animasaun, 18, stands in a long line with hundreds of other voters outside of North Philadelphia’s Penrose Recreation Center, where workers say more than a thousand people voted today.
De La Soul’s Me Myself and I blares from the loud speaker. Kids play with balloons animals. And there are stacks of bottled water on tables.
Earlier under a steady ran, poll workers handed on ponchos to voters, some of whom waited in line for about three hours. Animasaun has been here for about 30 minutes and counting.
“I feel real good,” said Animasaun, a freshman at Temple University and a native of Nigeria. “It’s the time time you have any African American that can win.”
This morning, his mother called him from Nigeria warning him: don’t forget to vote today. Estimates say he has about two hours before he does.
“I don’t mind,” he says about the wait, adding a warm grin, “because I got a chance to make change.”
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