November 4, 2008
“There are scattered reports of voting problems across the country, and in Virginia, a watchdog group is already urging that polling places be kept open two hours.
‘Dozens of callers in Virginia are reporting serious polling place problems, including broken machines, long lines, and a lack of parking. Some polling places are not even open yet,’ reports the Election Protection Coalition.
The nonpartisan coalition is also reporting problems in Florida, where it says it has received preliminary reports of voters being turned away from the polls for incomplete registrations and instances of the statewide problem of broken optical scan machines, and in Michigan, where it says: ‘Voters are reporting massive voting machine malfunctions across the state resulting in long lines and discouraged voters leaving lines without casting a ballot. In many cases, poll workers are asking voters to cast their ballot on paper and they will tally them later. Some voters are being asked to vote on paper using magic markers.'”
Pathetic. And no accident.