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U.S. Voters Could See Widespread Problems

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U.S. Voters Could See Widespread Problems

U.S. Voters Could See Widespread Problems

U.S. Voters Could See Widespread Problems

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The midterm vote on Nov. 7 promises the "possibility, if not certainty, of problems at polls nationwide," according to a new report from the Election Reform Information Project.

The non-partisan election reform group, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, says electronic voting, voter ID laws and databases of eligible voters are all potential problems in the upcoming midterm elections.

Other factors, says Doug Chapin, the group's Web site director, include the security of the machines against tampering and hacking, in addition to how well poll-workers are trained in the systems.

Melissa Block talks with Chapin, director of electionline.org.