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Developing Stories from Election Protection: 10 a.m.

November 4, 2008

***10 a.m. DEVELOPING STORIES FROM ELECTION PROTECTION***

As of 10am, Election Protection has received over 27,000 calls to the 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline since the phones opened at 5:30am this morning.

VIRGINIA

We have seen the situation on the ground in Virginia change drastically over the past hour.

***Tune into our National Press Briefing at 10:30am for the very latest updates on Virginia and more:

***CALL IN:  1-866-814-1919 and ask for the Election Protection Briefing

MICHIGAN

There are widespread reports of line lines, lack of ample poll workers and general disorganization, resulting in waits as long as two hours. Machine malfunctions are also contributing long lines and in some cases poll workers administering polling through paper ballots. Some voters are expressing concern over the security of their ballots in these situations.

FLORIDA

We have received multiple reports that optical scanning machines are broken in Tallahassee, Tampa, Broward County and Miami-Dade County.

Stay tuned for more updates.

To search Election Protection's voter database, visit www.ourvotelive.org. For media inquiries, email us or call Debra Greenspan at 202-741-5573.