As voters flooded polling places across the country on Election Day, some reported problems such as broken machines, long lines and voter intimidation in states ranging from Texas to Pennsylvania.
Despite concerns about possible attempts to hack or otherwise tamper with the US election, voting appears to have gone smoothly, with the Department of Homeland Security saying it had no reports of election-related cyber breaches.
Technical problems in the debut of Connecticut’s election results website resulted in the deletion of tallies from Tuesday’s presidential election and the system to be temporarily shut down.
Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly voted to reinstate campaign donation limits and to require photo identification for future elections.
A recount of the North Carolina Governor’s race is likely to extend well past the Thanksgiving holidays.
Milwaukee’s elections chief said that Wisconsin’s voter ID law caused problems at the polls in the city and likely contributed to lower voter turnout.
Austria’s Interior Minister said there was no reason to delay again its presidential election due on Dec. 4 after newspapers reported it was possible to order postal ballots online using fake passport numbers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Russia could try to influence next year’s German national elections through cyber warfare and disinformation.