Lawsuit Challenging Virginia Voting System On Hold

Lawsuit Challenging Virginia Voting System On Hold

http://hamptonroads.com A lawsuit filed this week by the Washington, D.C.-based Advancement Project and the state NAACP chapter, contends that Virginia is ill-prepared to handle the massive voter turnout expected on Tuesday.  The federal lawsuit filed against Virginia alleging unfair election practices may be delayed and not resolved until after Election Day. The lawsuit claimed that voting machines were unfairly distributed in localities including Norfolk and Virginia Beach.  That allocation pattern, Advancement Project officials said, could lead to long lines at the polls and disenfranchise voters, particularly those in minority communities. While concerns remain about the distribution of voting machines in predominantly black precincts, an attorney for the voter rights groups said Election Day activities will be monitored before the lawsuit moves forward.