Sunday, October 31
In Final Days Before Vote, Divided Electorate Expresses Anxiety and Concern
ADAM NAGOURNEY and JANET ELDER, New York Times, November 1, 2004
The nation is girding for tomorrow's presidential election, worried about the integrity of the voting system, divided over the legitimacy of President Bush's election four years ago and anxious about the future no matter who wins the contest, according to the final New York Times/CBS News Poll of the 2004 campaign.
A majority of voters - and an overwhelming number of African-Americans - said they were concerned that their own votes would not be counted properly, and one-third said they expected to encounter problems when they went to vote, the poll found. Nearly 80 percent of black respondents said they expected that some states would make a deliberate effort to prevent them from voting tomorrow.