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Virginia Problems Overblown?

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Earlier today two independent watchdog groups pointed to Virginia as a mess.

"The Mess" from this morning may have simply been because of the huge surge of voters that the state simply wasn't prepared for.
Some of the machine problems are being ascribed to first time voters who are unfamiliar with the process. Duffel bags with ballots were being used to transport between locations. State officials say it was all proper.

And the Obama and McCain campaigns – while both expressing frustration with various problems in the state – said the problems are not as dramatic now as earlier in the day.

The state claims all machine problems are resolved.

All that said, we are continuing to monitor the situation. Long lines are expected again for the evening rush.

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