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McCain campaign vets voting concerns

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The campaign of Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party of Virginia have notified state officials of possible polling problems.


In a report sent to the State Board of Elections and the Virginia Attorney General, the campaign said a Republican representative at the Jones Magnet School in Hampton saw paper ballots being stored in an unsecured duffel bag, as well as provisional and spoiled ballots placed on an unsecured table.

Officials said they think the incident is “serious enough to justify immediate investigation and corrective action.”

They also said a voter at Clarksville Community Center was not offered a paper ballot to use when polling machines were inoperable at the precinct, saying the incident violates Virginia law.

Elections board spokeswoman Corinne Geller said officials were looking into the claims to see if they were valid.

— Gary Emerling reporter, The Washington Times


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