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S.C. voters using machines under government audit

In South Carolina, voters are casting ballots on touch-screen machines being audited by the oversight arm of the state legislature, reported the Free Times of Columbia, S.C. Republican Lt. Gov Glenn McConnell called for the review last year. One official with the Audit Council said they are investigating whether machines…

Chrysler gives workers day off to vote after rhetorical war with Romney

For the last two weeks, American automaker Chrysler has been trying to make one thing abundantly clear to the public: No matter what Mitt Romney’s ads claim, they are not moving production to China. And on Tuesday, they’re sending the whole workforce to make that point to Mitt Romney himself.…

Hispanic vote crucial in many swing states

From Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans to Cuban Americans, the more than 12 million Hispanic Americans eligible to vote Tuesday could hold the keys to the White House. “The most important thing is for our voice, the Hispanic voter’s voice, be heard, and that the president know he has our…

Illinois woman votes while in labor

Nothing was going to stop first-time voter Galicia Malone from casting her ballot in Tuesday’s US elections — not even the imminent birth of her first child. The 21-year-old from Dolton, Illinois, a suburb of President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown Chicago, had been in labor since the middle of the…

Instagrammed ballots may bring stiff penalties

Proud voters are already posting photos of their ballots on Instagram—sometimes with the names of their chosen candidates filled in. But before you snap a shot of your vote, you might want to check your state laws. As the Citizen Media Law Project points out as part of their guide…

Georgia community locks gates due to fear of election unrest

In a town outside Atlanta, the president of a homeowners association sent an email to residents alerting them that the gates would be closed on Tuesday “to enhance controlled access to the community until we see what (if any) negative repercussions may occur because of the results of the election,”…

PA voting machine ‘taken out of service’ for flipping votes to Romney: report

A voting machine in Pennsylvania was “taken out of service” for flipping votes for President Barack Obama to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth confirmed Tuesday afternoon. RELATED: Oregon election worker fired for altering ballots to straight Republican ticket The shocking error was revealed by a YouTube video…

Watch live: Biden makes final campaign stop in Cleveland

Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Cleveland. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Nov. 6. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

At least 2 dead in workplace shooting in Fresno, CA

At least two people are dead in a shooting at the Apple Valley Farms poultry processing plant in Fresno, California. KFSN, Fresno’s ABC 30 is reporting that one of the dead is the suspected shooter. CBS is reporting that at least one other person has been shot, perhaps fatally. Watch…

Election office robocalls in Florida falsely tell voters they can vote till Wednesday

A glitch in a Florida county elections office placed hundreds and possibly thousands of calls telling people that they had until 7 p.m. to vote — except the call indicated Wednesday, not Tuesday, as the deadline, reported the Tampa Bay Times. The mistake occurred in Pinellas County because calls sent…

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