Record number of voters expected to deluge polls

No doubt that elections officials across the country will have their fingers crossed today.

They've been preparing for record turnouts. And they're hoping to avoid the troubles that have scarred previous contests for the White House.

About 50 percent of those going to the polls today will vote on a new system, leading to fears that some folks will be confused.

The candidates and political parties have dispatched armies of lawyers to watch polling places looking for signs of vote tampering and voter intimidation.

In Virginia, a judge has refused to extend poll hours or add voting machines to black precincts in some areas. The NAACP is demanding those changes, saying minority neighborhoods will see overwhelming turnout and there weren't enough electronic machines.

John McCain's campaign has sued in Virginia, trying to force the state to count late-arriving military ballots from overseas.

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