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Election Day Coverage

POSTED: 11:27 AM ET, 11/ 4/2008 by Chris Matthews
TAGS: elections

Good morning and welcome to a special Election Day edition of the Daily Read. You can monitor the election all day at the Post's Politics page. Check out our Vote Monitor 2008 which lets you share your experience at the polls and gives you the latest on voting news from around the country. This morning we'll take a look at news coming out of five swing states and the District. Feel free to leave comments and share stories we may have missed. And, remember to get out and vote!

Election Day Preview » The Post's Howard Kurtz writes that network anchors may call the election before all the votes are cast... lawsuits over voter fraud and voter suppression are expected around the country... and, experts are predicting some delays in getting voters to the polls and in getting ballot counts out by the end of the day. — The Washington Times, Wall Street Journal

The District » D.C. voters lined up at polling stations hours before the doors opened this morning, braced for unprecedented turnout and eager to cast their ballots in an historic presidential election. — The Washington Post

Virginia » Barack Obama held his final campaign event in Bristow last night, underscoring the importance of Virginia to the election...meanwhile, a federal judge Monday refused to order any last-minute changes to Virginia's voting procedures in response to allegations by the NAACP that the state is not prepared to handle an historic voter turnout. — The Washington Post

Ohio » Ohio's voting system will be tested today as poll workers prepare for an 80 percent turnout; by 6:15 a.m. today more than 200 people were already waiting in line to vote at a Willoughby Hills polling site. — Cleveland Plains Dealer

Florida » South Floridians are turning out in droves today to choose a new president, but lines are moving swiftly, thanks in part to the overwhelming success of early voting.... meanwhile, thousands of pages of voter information were found lying along the shoulder of Interstate 4 near Tampa this morning. — The Miami Herald, Fox - Tampa Bay

Pennsylvania » Election officials in Pennsylvania are bracing for sky-high turnout today as hundreds of thousands of new voters head for the polls... meanwhile, western Pennsylvania voters flocked to the polls in what could turn out to be record numbers, with long lines reported well before the 7 a.m. voting start. — The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Colorado » Clerks in Colorado spent a late night tallying results with nearly 300,000 mail-in ballots still left to be turned in and potentially as many as 1 million people voting today. — The Denver Post

By Chris Matthews |  November 4, 2008; 11:27 AM ET The Daily Read
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