Long lines, lousy weather, glitches

Nov. 4, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Voters waited for hours and in some cases endured lousy weather to cast their ballots Tuesday in a historic election for U.S. president.

Hoaxes such as texts sent to voters to alert them that voting was postponed to another day also were reported, CNN said.

When Americans pick up their newspapers or turn on the television or radio Wednesday morning, they will learn either the first African-American president in Democrat Barack Obama, or the first female vice president Republican running mate Sarah Palin.

Some of the Election Day problems reported to CNN included voting machine breakdowns, voter registration books delivered to the wrong polling places and missing absentee ballots.

Voters reported wait times of up to five or six hours in some location to the cable news network.

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