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Missouri Singled Out As Election Day Trouble State

October 21, 2004
By: Travis Thompson
State Capital Bureau

A national election monitor singled out Missouri as one of three potential trouble states on election day, but St. Louis City's elections director is not concerned. Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

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Electionline.org, a national election-monitoring organization, is sending a representative to monitor Missouri on November 2nd.

The organization singled out Missouri as one of three states with a potential for election day troubles.

St. Louis City Board of Elections Director James O'Toole says there is no need for concern.

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Contents: "2000 will never happen again because we were not able to process voters at the polls and I think we've corrected that."

Electionline.org cites provisional voting and overseas electronic voting as issues that may cause problems on election day.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.

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St. Louis City's elections director says there will not be problems on November 2nd. But one national election monitor isn't so sure. Travis Thompson has more from the state capital.

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St. Louis City's elections director James O'Toole says problems from election day in 2000 were fixed.

But national election monitor, Electionline.org, is singling out Missouri as one of three states most likely to see problems on election day.

Sean Greene is research director for the organization.

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Contents: "They seem to have a lot of questions and issues about election administration issues."

Electionline.org is non-partisan and plans to report their findings in an online newsletter.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Claire McCaskill says election day could be a mess in Missouri. Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

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Claire McCaskill says voter registration problems and a lack of early voting could cause trouble on election day in Missouri.

A national election monitor, Electionline.org, also singled out Missouri as one of three states likely to have problems on November 2nd.

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Contents: "We are looking at an election where we have too many people registered in some communities. We have unreliable voting methods."

St. Louis City elections director James O'Toole says problems from election day in 2000 are fixed.

O'Toole says he expects no trouble on November 2nd.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.