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5:45 PM ET, November 7, 2006


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USA Today:
Voting machine problems bedevil multiple states  —  Election machine glitches caused delays and jangled nerves in at least three states today as voters began turning out for midterm elections that could set the tone for the last two years of President Bush's term in office.
Anita Wadhwani /   Dems will go to court this afternoon to ask for polls to stay open
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
New rules, machines trouble voters early
Associated Press:
New Rules, Machines Frazzle Poll Workers
Discussion: Associated Press
BEWARE OF EXIT POLLS  —  Biased And Inaccurate Predictions Have Led To Poor  —  GOP Exit Poll Showings In Past Three National Elections  — Election Experts Believe Exit Polls Give An Edge And Sway Towards Democrat Candidates.  — National Exit Polls Will Skew In Favor Of Democrats This Year …
Think Progress:
AUDIO: Laura Ingraham Tells Listeners To Jam Voter Protection Hotline »  —  As FireDogLake has been reporting, right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham today urged her listeners to obstruct efforts to protect voting rights by jamming a free voter protection hotline.
FBI looking into possible Va. voter intimidation  —  Officials probing reports of phone calls allegedly intended to confuse voters … The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the possibility of voter intimidation in the U.S. Senate race between Sen. George Allen, a Republican …
Jeff E. Schapiro / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
FBI looks into voter intimidation
Discussion: TAPPED
Damien Cave / New York Times:
New York Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice  —  Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery.  —  Under the rule being considered …
George Merritt / Denver Post:
Voting nightmare: Democrats seek extension  —  Democratic party leaders are planning to seek a two-hour extension for voting in Denver, due to massive computer problems which have created long lines, and kept many from casting their vote.  —  Party spokesman Brian Mason said a motion is being prepared …
Confederate Yankee:
"Absolutely True:" Rather Continues to Defend 60 Minutes TANG Story  —  Just moments ago on North Carolina's Morning News with Jack Boston on Raleigh-based News-Talk 680 WPTF, former CBS anchor Dan Rather defended the infamous 60 Minutes story using forged documents to attack President Bush's service …
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Following the Election Returns  —  An hour-by-hour guide to tonight's results.  —  This year the networks say they are guarding their exit poll results as if they were crown jewels.  The results will be delivered to a "quarantine room," access to which will be granted to only two staffers …
No ID, no vote  —  Chabot turned away at polls  —  WESTWOOD - Congressman Steve Chabot found out just how serious elections officials are about the new voter ID law when he showed up to vote at his polling place in Westwood.  —  Chabot went into the polling place at Westwood …
Indianapolis Star:
Election Day Report: Difficulties no surprise to computer expert  —  Star report … 2:54 p.m. - IU computer expert says voting machine problems no surprise  —  The problems encountered across Indiana today with new electronic voting machines come as no surprise to computer security expert Steven Myers.
Discussion: Facing South
Associated Press:
High Voter Turnout Reported  —  Turnout in several communities reached 30 percent by noon Tuesday as Connecticut voters cast ballots in contentious congressional and Senate races and several state and local contests.  —  Elections officials were checking scattered reports of problems at polling places …
Michael Kinsley / Guardian:
Thank God I voted first  —  The Democrats may be poised to win the House, but their manifesto does not inspire confidence  —  What will a Democratic House of Representatives be like?  The Republicans have been painting a portrait of Democrats roasting children on a spit in the Capitol Rotunda.
Discussion: QandO and Pajamas Media
South Carolina governor's goof delays his vote  —  SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, South Carolina (CNN) — A sheepish Gov. Mark Sanford was turned away from a South Carolina polling place Tuesday because he forgot his voter registration card.  —  The casting of ballots in front of the news media …
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