Heat upset arena rejected as polling place – Reuters

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The Miami Heat expressed disappointment on social media that their home arena was rejected as a polling place site for November’s general election, while a number of other NBA cities have welcomed an identical plan.

In a proposal that was galvanized by the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James earlier this summer, the idea was to make NBA arenas mega polling locations in order to allow as many registered voters to cast a ballot as possible — and to do so with safe social distancing.

Among the cities taking up their teams on the plan are Atlanta, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Oklahoma Ci

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