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Electoral Dysfunction

Long lines, technical glitches and confusion over new voting rules marred Tuesday's presidential election at many polling places. Partisans on both sides cried foul. International poll monitors, invited by the debacle in Florida in 2000, were turned away in several states. We look at the factors behind our flawed election process, and what's being done to address problems.

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