In his acceptance speech after Tuesday’s election, President Obama acknowledged the difficulties faced by voters in casting their votes. The New York Times and ABC News considered the role that voting machines played in creating those long lines. Indeed, there were again widespread reports of voting machine failures across the nation. The Supreme Court will consider a challenge to a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. The Department of Defense pushed for the electronic transmission of voted ballots in spite of recognized security concerns. Some polling places were kept open til after midnight to accomodate all the voters in line. Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have required voters to show a photo id at the polling place. New Jersey’s last minute experiment with email voting faced criticism and opposition candidates demanded a recount in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections.