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Philosophia
January 29th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Paperwork backlog could prevent millions from voting

More than a million people who want to vote in November's general election probably won't get the chance because of a delay in processing applications to become U.S. citizens, according to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The dream of voting in the upcoming presidential election -- along with a scheduled increase in fees -- motivated 1.4 million people across the country to apply after June 1 last year to become naturalized U.S. citizens -- double the previous year's number, the bureau said.

From here (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/25/immigrations.vote/index.html?eref=rss_topstories).

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