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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Major problems voting in Virginia today

If you live in the Commonwealth, please be prepared for long lines at the polls:
Some voters in Virginia are experiencing long lines and voting machine problems at their polling location, according to callers to the national 877-GOCNN-08 voter hotline. The toll-free hotline has received over 1,000 calls from Virginia voters as of 10:30 am this morning. Polls opened at 6:00 am in the state.

According to InfoVoter Technologies and the Reform Institute, which are monitoring the hotline, voters in Chesapeake, VA are reporting mechanical problems, such as malfunctioning equipment. Voters in Virginia Beach are reporting long lines and some poll locations opening late. Four hundred people were reported standing in line in Petersburg, VA.
CREDO Mobile has sent a text message alert out to its Virginia network, urging subscribers to contact the governor's office and demand that polls be kept open two hours longer so everyone has an opportunity to cast a vote.


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