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Voting Problems Crop Up in a Few States

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Voting Problems Crop Up in a Few States

Voting Problems Crop Up in a Few States

Voting Problems Crop Up in a Few States

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The mechanics of voting went relatively smoothly on Election Day. But scattered reports have come in from Virginia, Ohio and other parts of the country about voting irregularities and possible instances of voter intimidation.

More problems were reported that had to do with electronic voting and polls opening late. The site of some of the worst problems was Denver, where huge lines formed as people tried to vote. Delays were blamed on a power outage and computer problems.

A judge in Denver denied the request that polls stay open longer, a remedy called for by courts in Ohio, Virginia and elsewhere Tuesday.

But in comparison to recent elections — and many predictions — the midterm vote went better than expected.

Melissa Block talks with NPR's Pam Fessler.

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