Intorcio, Tom
March 2009
State Legislatures;Mar2009, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p30
The author focuses on the voter turnout in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. He notes that the 131.26 million voters was the highest general election turnout since 1960 when 64.8% of eligible voters turned out to choose between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Problems caused by the large turnout in several states include machine and electronic poll book malfunctions and ballot supply errors. He adds that 29 million voters in 31 states used early voting. INSET: JURY OUT ON EARLY VOTING.


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