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ap.google.com — Long lines, a shortage of poll workers and unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots could delay vote counts in the biggest-ever Super Tuesday in American politics - a day in which nearly half the nation will cast ballots.

A record 24 states hold primaries and caucuses Tuesday, the result of a stampede by states to gain prestige and wield clout by moving up voting dates in the Democratic and Republican nominating races for the White House. These all-out charges toward Tuesday provide ample opportunities for confusion and stalled tallies, voting advocates say.

Adding to the list of possible delays: expectations of record-breaking voter turnout in contests expected to be close. Many of the states that moved up primaries have never been involved in one with meaningful impact, often resulting in low turnout in the past, said Tova Wang of The Century Foundation think tank.

So on Super Duper Tuesday, or Tsunami Tuesday, as some also have called it, voters across the country could face a number of difficulties - some new, some reincarnations of elections past.

In their haste to move up primaries, officials in some states appear to have overlooked ordinary facts of life, such as the weather and the advanced age of many poll workers. Cold northeastern states including Connecticut and New York have encountered problems recruiting poll workers because many senior citizens, a sizable percentage of paid volunteers, are still south for the winter. Snow in the middle of winter also could have an impact, especially if there's bad weather on one end of a state and good weathe

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Posted 2272 days ago
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This all out stampede for Tuesday will make fixing the vote easier to hide in all the confusion.With all the evident vote tampering in New Hampshire and other states its a givin.
Posted 2272 days ago
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Not until March 4.
Posted 2272 days ago
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I would if Virginia was involved. Never part of the big picture hey we can't even get a football team
Posted 2251 days ago
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I think it is wrong to support a candidate for President who is affiliated with one of the most notorious racists in American history: Louis Farrakhan. He is an outrageously hateful man. My point is that I disagree with TRINITY CHURCH'S outlines and fundamental message. And I am outraged that Barack Hussein Obama supports these beliefs. Look up youtube's: "the shocking video Barack Obama does not want you to see!" Farrakhan not only hates Jews, homosexuals, etc: He said that White people are not HUMAN, and they have not EVOLVED yet. EXCUSE ME: Obama, how DARE you support these views!

Louis Farrakhan and his hatred....you did not confess that you disapprove. I want to make this very clear: Obama depends on the white vote, but I believe that most white people are not aware that he is a member of an Afro-centric, anti-American, Pro-Black, Pro-Africa separatist church. A church who has written a list of "Black Values" and a "non-negotiable commitment to Africa."

Imagine a White candidate who was joined to a church with written "White Values," and a "non-negotiable commitment to Europe"? There would be riots in the streets-and everyone would acknowledge that it is racist.

I am tired of double standards that are oppressive, and in this case, it is Oppressive to Whites and Americans and also poor Blacks to vote for Obama.

This Africa first mentality is wrong!

The President of the United States of America should be Red, White, and Blue-TRUE. I don't care if that sounds over-the-top patriotic-because I AM patriotic, and our President should be as well. Our President BETTER be patriotic-to the USA.

Are you JOKING....calling Obama a unifier? It is this exact "delusion" of Obama supporters that is so very disconcerting. Obama is not uniting thr Republicans with Democrats, I think people might be DRUNK on Obamamania, because there is no way that he can beat McCain:

Obama won't win.

He can't beat the Republicans.

He alienated the Hillary Voters.

The rest don't vote.

It's simple math now.

Obama is DIVIDING our country, not unifying it at all....look at the Democratic votes, quite often it is very split. He canNOT win, *even* with Hillary votes-the Republicans are so happy that Obama is getting ahead because they will rip him to shreds and once again reign as Republicans in the White House.

Do you honestly think that he can get Democratic Hillary votes after this male media dominated hatefest on her? This whole insane cult of personality campaign? Do you really think the Hillary voters are going to have amnesia and forget how Obama played dirty tricks:

youtube:
"Obama campaign theatrics" Are you aware that at every one of his rallies, someone faints and he pauses his speech to "save them" and be a "hero"-there is footage of this scam over and over again? BTW, he sold his rallies as "anti-war rallies" to College students (who are well-known for being liberal and against the war, but it wasn't a war rally, it was an Obama campaign.

Are you aware of the LYING fliers he has been distributing to Ohio and Texas, accusing Hillary of being responsible for NAFTA: she never called it a "boon,"-LIE, and both she and Obama weren't even in the Senate to vote for it. That's SLANDER. How stupid, and he knows this.

Also, how dare you imply that Hillary and her husband, President Bill Clinton are not worthy of praise concerning all they have done for poor people and minorities, specifically Black people.

How soon everyone forgets!!!

I see this entire thing for what it is:

It's a male dominated media orgasm for Obama. He hasn't done anything for Black people, let alone White people. He hasn't done anything!! Look up youtube: "Hillary on 35 years experience" Hillary already has a Presidential resume!

Black people want to join together and feel the love for Obama. I DO understand that. But the problem is that Hillary has done more and will do more for Black Americans than he can ever do. It isn't enough that he sits in office, that should NOT be the inspiration. He isn't prepared; he isn't ready. His concerns mainly lie in fame, and also lifting up Africa.

God Bless Africa. But I am American, and I want our President to have AMERICA on her short list, not a whole different continent.

Black people of America are AMERICAN, and they should care about their lives directly....Obama may inspire people, but everyone needs to NOT only be idealistic but realistic. This is extremely serious, and we need a President who has experience....not Obama-someone who will just WING IT.

If you owned a business, who would you hire if you were in charge of the interview....? You would look at resumes, and you would see who their affiliations are (their contacts, their referrals), and you would hire the one who would create success for your business based on their long-standing history of experience and substantive demonstrations of this life-time of experience. Would you really hire someone who said just promises?? Who simply made you feel all warm and tingly inside? "Uh, I never did anything, but I like your business, and I want to work for you, that would be nice-but I don't know a thing...so....will ya hire me? Um, No, you would say. Your business would fail.

A vote for Obama is a vote for McCain, and this has NOT been lost on the republicans: The republicans are very intimidated by Hillary. Hillary has Always and will Always have the guts to stand up to them because she is a fighter. They threw every weapon at her and she still stands! The republicans haven't even begun to load their weapons on Obama.

Voting for Obama is a disservice to Democrats because it is ensuring a Republican President.
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