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Sandy may deter storm victims from voting and extend US election

 Regions of the East Coast, left powerless by Hurricane Sandy, could face lagging voter turnout that may affect the results of the US presidential election. As states scramble to gather voting resources, the election could be delayed by nearly three weeks.

Hurricane Sandy, which left millions without power and more than 100 dead, has cost the US billions of dollars in damage. But its effects have been further reaching. Aptly named Frankenstorm, is creeping its way into the presidential election, affecting voting stations and voter turnout throughout the East Coast. In New York, voter turnout is typically 60 percent – but widespread destruction by the East Coast Frankenstorm is expected to deter those living in severely affected areas from showing up at polling booths this Tuesday.

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