In New York state government news, lawmakers are taking a look at voting problems from Tuesday’s election.

Malfunctioning ballot scanning machines and long lines caused big problems for many voters Tuesday. Lawmakers will hold a hearing Thursday to review the complaints and discuss options for improvements. One common proposal: Allow voters to cast a ballot early, something already allowed in most states.

Voters stand in line to cast their ballots at P.S. 22, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Earlier in the day four vote scanning machines reportedly broke down at this location. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Voters stand in line to cast their ballots at P.S. 22, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Earlier in the day four vote scanning machines reportedly broke down at this location. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Meanwhile, supporters of legislation intended to make it easier for molestation victims to sue their abusers are cheering Tuesday’s results, predicting success now that Democrats have taken over the state Senate.

The bill would extend the statute of limitations going forward and create a one-year window to allow victims to sue over abuse claims now barred by the statute of limitations. The Senate’s Republican leaders had repeatedly blocked the bill.

Source: The Associated Press