(USA Today) Long lines, new laws confront some voters

Americans turned out to vote Tuesday morning, facing long lines, strict new identification requirements and in some areas, polling stations without power.

Election observers said they had seen a scattering of problems this morning, including hours-long lines in South Florida, malfunctioning voting machines in key Ohio precincts and Pennsylvania poll workers asking voters to show identification when they didn’t need to.

“It’s already started, and it is busy,” said Barbara Arnwine, the executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which monitors voting problems. “Voters are doing their part by being persistent and voting.”

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