Few Voting Problems in Key States

Most problems reported in Michigan
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 1:52 PM CST
John McCain, accompanied by his wife, Cindy, places his ballot into a box while voting in the 2008 presidential election in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – The 2008 election is proceeding well in most states. Cleveland polling places were hit with high turnout at the 6:30am open, but voting tapered off as the morning continued, in part thanks to the 250,000 who voted early, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. In South Florida, voters faced one- to three-hour waits, but lines were shorter than those for early voting over the past two weeks, the Miami Herald notes.

Glitches with touch-screen voting machines caused delays in some Denver precincts, but poll workers responded with paper ballots and addressed the issue, the Denver Post writes. But Michigan has had bigger problems, with voters in 13 cities complaining of long lines, broken ballot counters, and inept poll staff, the Detroit Free Press observes.