August 7th, 2012
03:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Voter ID lawsuits could delay election results again

Washington (CNN) – Partisan legal showdowns in battleground states over a spate of new voting laws could turn the 2012 elections into a repeat of the 2000 presidential vote recount saga, political experts say.

"Whenever you change the rules by enacting new laws, it triggers a round of litigation. I don't think we'll see an end to this anytime soon," said Dan Tokaji, an Ohio State University law professor. "It could come down to the states counting of absentee ballots. ... We could see a replay of the 2000 election, where we don't have a winner for weeks."

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  1. Silence DoGood

    @Sniffit " People didn't vote for him just because of skin color"
    Actually Gallup Polls in 2008 found that more people voted for Obama because of skin color than against him because of skin color. So Obama benefited statistically from racism. I would rather go by achievements and policy than skin color but the American voter is a curious animal.

    August 7, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
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