Election 'Smoother' Than Expected

Less than 24 hours after the polls closed, most election specialists and watchdog groups monitoring the 2004 presidential election cited long lines as the biggest problem affecting voters, and were unable to identify any major problems associated with voting systems.
 
"In some regions of Ohio, people waited in line five to seven hours after the polls closed. This might be a triumph of their determination to vote. But it really reflects the inability of our voting process to handle high-volume elections," said Miles Rapoport, president of Demos, a New York-based nonpartisan, public policy organization.