Friday, September 19, 2008

10 swing states have voting problems

from raw replay: CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reported on a study from Common Cause that says 10 swing states have voting problems. CNN has more details on the study here. The Common Cause report on problems is available here (960kb PDF). This video is from Reuters, broadcast September 18, 2008.

high turnout, new procedures may mean an election day mess
high turnout, new procedures may mean an election day messfrom washington post: Faced with a surge in voter registrations leading up to Nov. 4, election officials across the country are bracing for long lines, equipment failures and confusion over polling procedures that could cost thousands the chance to cast a ballot. The crush of voters will strain a system already in the midst of transformation, with jurisdictions introducing new machines and rules to avoid the catastrophe of the deadlocked 2000 election and the lingering controversy over the 2004 outcome. Even within the past few months, cities and counties have revamped their processes: Nine million voters, including many in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Colorado, will use equipment that has changed since March. But the widespread changes meant to reassure the public have also increased the potential for trouble.

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