Record number of voters expected to deluge polls

Election officials across the country braced for record turnout Tuesday in a historic presidential race, hoping to avoid the long lines and malfunctioning machines that scarred previous contests for the White House.

Lawsuits alleging voter suppression surfaced in the hotly contested state of Virginia. A judge refused late Monday to extend poll hours or add voting machines to black precincts in some areas. The NAACP, in a federal lawsuit, demanded those changes, saying minority neighborhoods would experience overwhelming turnout and there weren’t enough electronic machines.

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