Tuesday 4 November 2008

Provisional Problems

Nerves creep into the Wake County GOTV operation as news filters in that, rather than wait in line in the pouring rain, voters are going to less busy polling stations outside of their precincts - where their ballots are only registered as PROVISIONAL, and only counted in the event of a tie between Obama and McCain, increasing the chances of legal wrangling later. (There are some 900 Democratic lawyers registered across the state already).

"How can they be doing this, after all that's happened in the last 8 years?" sighs one activist, shattered and soaking wet already.

Too much of the campaign's considerable energy seems geared towards trying to iron out the many flaws in the US electoral system... just a thought

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