Not even a Senate candidate is immune from strange goings on at the polling sites.

Wendy Long, the Republican candidate for Senate in New York, said she went to cast her vote Tuesday morning and got the runaround from a poll worker. Voting in the very blue New York borough of Manhattan, where voters fill out paper ballots, slip them into a “privacy sleeve” and then insert them into a scanner, Long said she had hers ripped away away by a poll worker.

"It was either just really bad training and complete ignorance or it was malfeasance.”

- Wendy Long, New York Senate candidate

"A poll worker who was at the scanner studied my private ballot and proceeded to tell me that it was rejected because I did not 'fill in every space,’” Long said. “She then proceeded to indicate that I should mark the Democratic line all the way down.”

Long, a seasoned attorney who was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and has served as an adviser to Mitt Romney for several years, said she knew better. She had elected not to mark the boxes next to Democrats who were running unopposed in local races, but that should not have made her ballot invalid.

“I said, I'm sorry, but that just can't be the case ... that would force me to vote for people I don't want to vote for,” Long, 52, recounted.