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Demand for election news clobbers Web sites

As a close margin in Florida delays the final outcome of the presidential race, Americans scramble online to get the latest information, and some sites find the traffic is heavier than they can handle.

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As a close margin in Florida delays the final outcome of the presidential race, Americans scramble online to get the latest information, and some Web sites find the traffic is heavier than they can handle.

 


Sites strain under demand
As election results trickle in, several online news organizations and campaign Web sites buckle under the weight of heavy traffic from visitors eager to keep tabs on the tight presidential race.

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Web sites run with early results
Online news services Inside.com and Evote.com post early exit poll results, breaking ranks with traditional media that have promised to withhold the information until all polls close.

Judge won't stop vote-swap crackdown
A federal judge refuses to stop California's secretary of state from clamping down on vote-swapping sites that have recently cropped up on the Internet.

Web users cast vote against politics site
On the eve of Election Day, Politics.com is auctioning off its Internet address, seeing no reason to exist beyond Tuesday.

Massachusetts attempts to shutter vote swaps
A Massachusetts judge temporarily halts an Austrian Web site owner from buying or selling votes in the U.S. presidential election.

Candidate Web sites short on privacy policies
Most congressional candidates are asleep when it comes to protecting personal information on their own Web sites, a new study shows.

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