Election Day 2010 Voting Problems Expected

Publication: Huffington Post

Author: Dan Froomkin


11/02/2010 - With razor-thin margins expected in many key races, the flaws of the American voting system will be on full display today. The nation's patchwork of sometimes unreliable and unverifiable voting mechanisms is not up to the task of reliably counting every vote.

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And final results in some of the most important contests may be days, week, or even months away, due to expected problems in counting absentee, provisional and write-in votes, and the inevitable call for recounts from campaigns that are lawyered up to the gills.

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"The big story is going to be how jurisdictions deal with this huge flood of ballots that come in before election day," said Doug Chapin, director of the Pew Election Initiatives.

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