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October 23rd, 2008
12:53 PM ET

Americans still fear voting problems on election night

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Early voting is under way in more than thirty states. According to some predictions, one-third of the electorate may cast their votes before the polls even open on November 4th. That should ease the burden on Election Day as record turnouts are expected across the country. But not everybody is convinced it will be enough to prevent possible problems.

Questions are already surfacing about the accuracy of the vote in Florida and West Virginia and there is an ongoing battle over voter registration fraud in Ohio. There are concerns we may still not have overcome the voting problems that plagued both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. A new CNN poll shows that only 58 percent of Americans are confident that votes will be accurately cast and counted this year. And that's worse than the 72 percent who were confident in 2004.

Watch: Cafferty: Voter Confidence?

And we are the shining example of democracy to the rest of the world. Plus we have been doing this for more than 230 years.

Here’s my question to you: What does it mean when the public’s confidence in the integrity of the election continues to decline?

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Filed under: 2008 Election
October 23rd, 2008
12:50 PM ET

Has McCain run an “honorable” campaign?

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A recent CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll found 60 percent think McCain has unfairly attacked Obama. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

John McCain said this on February 3, 2008, when talking about his run for the White House: "We will run an honorable campaign."

McCain made that statement in response to a question about whether his campaign would resemble George Bush's run for the White House in 2000, one of the nastier campaigns on record.

With less than 2 weeks before Election Day, it's very much an open question whether John McCain has kept his word.

In fact, in the last few weeks John McCain has become downright nasty. It started around the time one of his advisers said that if McCain campaigned on the economy, he would lose. And the ugly personal attacks began. Barack Obama's past acquaintance with William Ayers, Barack Obama's economic plan is socialism, Barack Obama will say anything to get elected.

His running mate, Sarah Palin, has chimed in with such gutter-level rhetoric as Obama pals around with terrorists.

The sudden negative tone for the man who vowed to run an honorable campaign is not going unnoticed by the voters. A recent CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll found 60 percent think McCain has unfairly attacked Obama, up from 42 percent in September.

It's sad that an honorable man like John McCain in a desperate struggle to avoid being embarrassed on November 4th has resorted to campaign tactics typically associated with people who can make no legitimate claim to being honorable.

Here’s my question to you: John McCain promised to run an "honorable" campaign. Has he?

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Filed under: John McCain