With the vote now four weeks past, initial post-election evaluations reveal a process that some saw as better than 2004 and others viewed as the catastrophic meltdown predicted in the weeks leading up to the election, according to analysis by Electionline.org.
There were plenty of problems, including Denver’s vote center fiasco, thousands of lost votes or non-votes in Sarasota County, Fla., problems accessing voter databases in Montana, polling places with malfunctioning machines, AWOL poll workers in parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania and reports of voter intimidation in a number of cities and counties across the country.
Despite a sometimes bumpy vote, the perfect storm of machine problems, controversial results and a partisan power struggle did not materialize.
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