Watch:Trans Actress Angelica Ross, Votes, Trains Unprepared Workers, Opens Polling Precinct in GA
Trans actress and activist Angelica Ross (American Horror Story:1984, Pose) found herself in the center of a voting nightmare filled with irregularities in Georgia on Tuesday. Ross documented her voting experience across her social media platforms, but it was a video posted to her Instagram account that revealed the extent of the incompetence of those in charge of running the Primary voting process in Georgia.
Ross, who was second in line to vote, revealed to stunned viewers that prior to casting her ballot, she had to train unprepared poll workers, set up printers and literally open up the polls for voting.
“I had to volunteer at the poll place because no one knew what they were doing," said Ross in the video posted to Instagram.
"I had to open the polls. Angelica Ross opened the polls," she said in disbelief. "They didn’t know what they were doing.”
Ross, who is a practicing Buddhist, said she was glad she'd chanted prior to arriving at her polling precinct as she was in alignment and prepared to help. But she says this voting experience has been unlike anything she's experienced in the past.
“I didn’t feel good at all voting," said Ross.
"I’ve never had that feeling before. It wasn’t private at all. I felt like I was casting my vote out in the open. It was a lot.”
Ross' voting nightmare is only one of many that occurred throughout Georgia's Primary on Tuesday. The day was marred with long lines, extremely long wait times, broken machines, a lack of alternative paper ballots and heavy rain in some counties.
In a tweet, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms urged voters to stay in line.
Former Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate and VP candidate frontrunner Stacey Abrams (D-GA), called out Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for his role in the voting "disaster."
Raffensperger has now called for an investigation into voting irregularities in Fulton and Dekalb counties. The Georgia NAACP is also planning a march on the state Capitol next week to demand that lawmakers overhaul the criminal justice system and address “electoral failures."
Watch Angelica Ross' hilariously sad voting experience in Georgia in the video below. Warning: Some profanity.