use the definition of Red States by the Swing State Project.
select your state of interest to proceed. (If there is no link, that
means there is no content for that state yet).
Student in Mississippi
discovers only today that her registration had been rejected without
her knowledge - other students appear to be affected too. Also,
heavily African-American precinct in Hinds County had polling booths
separated by partisan preference and with more machines on the GOP
side - this was later corrected by election officials.
Votersunite, an article in the Clarion-Ledger:
There have been
reports of college students being unable to vote at some Mississippi
universities, including the University of Southern Mississippi in
Kimberli Dixon, a 26-year-old graduate student who wants to be a
principal one day, stood outside the Forrest County Courthouse this
morning, holding a sign that said, "One Vote Counts."
She said she registered to vote at a local church, but learned her
form had been rejected by the clerk's office because the name of her
dorm wasn't listed.
The clerk's office never informed her of the problem, she said. She
has since learned that dozens of students are having the same
She voted this morning by affidavit ballot. "You know, it
probably won't get counted," she said. "It hurts me deep
Back in 2000, she voted in her hometown in Broward County, Fla., and
her ballot became one of the many examined by poll workers after the
presidential election. "So now I come up here, and they have
even more problems," she said.
There were other early complaints of voting problems, including
scattered reports of voting machine problems in Hinds County. In one
case, Hinds County election officials were sent to a heavily black
precinct to check reports that voting machines were separated for
Democrats and Republicans, with more machines on the GOP side. The
situation was corrected by mid-morning.