RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A day before voters head to polls in
battleground Virginia, the NAACP will go to federal court to demand
more voting machines in minority polling places.
A hearing in a Richmond federal court has been set for Monday
afternoon. The organization renewed its motion Friday to
redistribute voting machines, extend voting hours and make paper
ballots available in some precincts.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
sued last week alleging the state was unprepared for what's
expected to be a huge turnout in Tuesday's presidential election.
The group had withdrawn the request Thursday after mediation
with state officials. But the NAACP now says it's concluded that
problems still exist.
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