Despite improvements Still Problems at the Polls 11/4/08 reported that the execution of the 2008 General Election was much improved over the debacle of the 2000 General Election. This is thanks in large part to an infusion of federal funding that enabled local boards of election to purchase new voting equipment.

Some problems did occur, however: electronic voting equipment failed in Florida, partisan attempts to suppress voter turnout used new means to disseminate misleading messages including text messaging and Facebook.

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