Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Seven African countries' economies at risk over Brexit decision

Read more

THE DEBATE

Britain votes out: What next?

Read more

#TECH 24

The 'fintech' revolution

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

Read more

#THE 51%

In her own image: Women in Art

Read more

REPORTERS

World War I: When northern France was on German time

Read more

REVISITED

Video: Ugandan city still scarred by Lord's Resistance Army atrocities

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Markets, pound plunge on Brexit vote

Read more

Fears of voting chaos on election day

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2008-11-04

With a reported 8.5 million new voters, and others turning out in mass numbers, voters and officials in the USA fear chaos or even fraud.

 

 

According to the latest numbers there are over 8.5 million new voters, many of whom are black or young. But these large numbers lead some people to worry: will all voters be able to vote? Several groups have already complained. The state of Virginia is being sued because there is only one voting machine for 750 voters, half as many as in the other states. In Colorado, 6,000 new voters were barred from voting because they had "forgotten" to check a box on the form. And, in at least one polling place in Pennsylvania, apparently no one had told the first voters to show up that they needed to bring a form of identification in order to vote.

 

Watch the video by pressing on 'play' above.

Date created : 2008-11-04

COMMENT(S)