Voter Intimidation? Voter Fraud? Read About It Here.

by Eliza Gray | November 2, 2010

Voting isn’t going smoothly everywhere today. To provide you with an up-to-date sense of what irregularities voters say they are facing across the country, I’ve set up shop in the command center of Election Protection, a nonpartisan coalition of legal groups that monitors voter complaints as they come in. About 100 volunteers in D.C.—there are 2,000 volunteers nationwide—started manning the phones here at 5:30 a.m. and for the last couple of hours, they’ve been ringing constantly. They’ve already fielded about 5,000 calls this morning, mostly from Philadelphia, New York, and Texas.

The complaints run the gamut—from lack of electricity at polling places to broken machines to just plain voter confusion. Many of them seem fishy, but may have perfectly legal explanations:

But far more serious, systematic complaints may begin filtering in as well—and this is where you’ll hear about them first. Keep checking in all day for updates.

Source URL: http://www.newrepublic.com//blog/jonathan-cohn/78843/your-one-stop-shop-reports-voter-intimidation-and-voter-fraud