US Election 'Could Overwhelm Vote Systems' Amid Obamamania

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Author: Alastair Jamieson

10/22/2008 - A combination of high turnout on 4 November and increased use of new technology could see more of the delays and contested results that dogged the 2000 and 2004 White House contests, experts claimed.

The independent Pew Charitable Trusts research group, based in Washington, published a 77-page report detailing a long series of potential problems including a shortage of staff.

Election officials are struggling in some places to recruit the tens of thousands of extra staff that will be needed to cope with the high turnout in what is predicted to be a close race in many states.

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