Kim, 36, of Cranston, which is about 20 minutes south of Providence also reported no problems in casting her ballot.
"I do wish it was better explained how to vote for delegates because a lot of people don't understand and it screws with the system," she said. "My polling place had 15 Trump signs and 2 Kasich signs up. Cranston is very Republican. I didn't put my Bernie pin on until after I voted based of things I've heard. Weird stuff. Like voters being turned away for bogus reasons, especially in Wisconsin. I'm not concerned about it so much in Rhode Island, but I wanted to be safe. I do wish so many polling places hadn't been closed. I went to 3 different websites to find my location. It's upsetting and ridiculous that people have such a hard time finding out where to vote."
In Pennsylvania, representatives from a polling place in South Philadelphia's 1st Ward, at Annunciation BVM Church, said that voter turnout had been unusually high, with 375 ward residents showing up to cast their ballots by midmorning Tuesday.
This is in stark contrast to past elections, which Republican Ward Leader Domenic Chiavaroli said only brought 250 voters all day to the voting booths he supervised — one of three such polling locations in his ward.
Though a forecast that called for thunderstorms later in the day could have brought voters out early, Chiavaroli thought the "higher than normal" turnout was attributable to more than just the weather.
People are far more interested in the outcome of the 2016 presidential race than they have been in past elections, he said, and it's showing in the primary "on both sides of the aisle."
"I think this is very important to people right now and I'm glad, because it's important to the country," he said.
Philip Budwin, a volunteer stationed outside the polling place, said he has been working with the 1st Ward for six years, going door-to-door handing out Democratic "get out the vote" leaflets before elections, and being on hand on election day to make sure everything is "[done] by the book" and that voters are not influenced by outside groups.
His assessment was that things were going well in Philadelphia voting Tuesday, with few if any problems.
Far away from the voting booths, the primaries brought out a range of emotions in Philadelphia residents.
Some local residents used the occasion as a platform to air their frustration with the political system. This was the case of a bodybuilder Courthouse News encountered outside a busy downtown convenience store.
As he stood, drinking a protein shake, he shouted expletives about all three major candidates — first Trump, then Sanders and then Clinton.
Supporters from all sides also took to the streets of downtown Philadelphia to wave their chosen candidate's flag.
Two vans painted with a "Black Men for Bernie" montage blasted music and leaned on their horns outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon during prime voting time.
Hillary had made a surprise appearance at City Hall Monday evening, and the line of people who turned out to see her snaked around the building as early as two hours before she arrived.
Sanders was highly visible throughout the city leading up to the primary. He gave a speech at Drexel University Monday night, making one last get-out-the-vote effort despite being projected to come in behind Clinton when the votes were finally counted.
The day of the primary, he visited classic Philly haunts such as Reading Terminal Market, a huge open-air farmers' market and food stand, where he was caught on a Channel 10 news camera joking with a vendor.
"OK, I got at least one vote in Philly," Sanders said on the midmorning news report.
David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a group that monitors fraud and other problems at the polls, said Tuesday afternoon that he and his volunteers had not seen anything "extraordinary."
"There were reports of some polls opening late this morning, but not a huge or significant number," he said in an email to Courthouse News.
Thornburgh said there was some confusion about Voter ID, and sporadic reports of electioneering in the Northeast, 5th state Senate District, "but again, nothing extraordinary," he said.
Trump responded to word of his sweep in Tuesday's contests by calling on Cruz and Kasich to drop out "and unify the party."
Trump is now the only Republican candidate left in the race who can reach the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention, but he could still fall short, a result that would lead to a contested party's convention in Cleveland.
Cruz and Kasich, of course, would love to see that happen, as it would give them a renewed chance to grab the nomination for themselves.
This past weekend, the two GOP underdogs formed an alliance, hoping to capitalize on their respective strengths in certain contests - Indiana for Cruz, Oregon and New Mexico for Kasich and undercut Trump in the process.
But Trump has dismissed the effort, calling it "pathetic" and worse.
"If you collude in business, or if you collude in the stock market, they put you in jail," Trump said has he wrapped up campaigning on Monday and prepared to head back to Trump Tower in Manhattan to await the verdict of the voters.
"In politics, because it's a rigged system, because it's a corrupt enterprise, in politics you're allowed to collude," he said.
Courthouse News reporters Christine Stuart in Hartford, Conn.; Marimer Matos in Providence, R.I.; and Gina Carrano in Philadelphia, Pa. contributed to this report.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at West Chester University, Monday, April 25, 2016, in West Chester, Pa. (Mark Pynes/PennLive.com via AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Monday, April 25, 2016, at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Supporters wave signs and cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives for a campaign rally at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the University of Pittsburgh campus, Monday, April 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during a campaign rally at Huber's Orchard and Winery, Monday, April 25, 2016 in Starlight, Ind. (Christopher Fryer/News and Tribune via AP)
Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a town hall at Thomas farms Community Center Monday, April 25, 2016, in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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