NewsNation | November 06, 2012
>>> the lines have been long all day at so many polling locations in florida , the nation's largest swing state . they predict a record voter turnout today, 9 million people. that would top the record set four years ago by 600,000. kerry sanders joins us live from a polling location in orlando. what's the word on the ground there?
>> reporter: the word on the ground is it's very busy, as you know, for that 9 million, about 4.5 million voted early voting , that's absent tees or going to the polls early. look at the pictures here there. these are lines in and around orange county in orlando, florida . when you look at the line, you may say, what's taking so long? in addition to the presidential election , there are 11 constitutional amendment and questions on the ballot, and it's slow going because you may or may not know, sometimes people when they write to write constitutional amendments put it in extremely confusing language and double negatives and it's hard to understand. one of the amendments is 640 words. the ballot -- if you take a ballot in dade county and printed out a sample ballot, it's 12 pages long. so you can imagine even though people are arriving and maye made up their minds on the presidential race , there are other issues and other minor problems with when their finished with that feeding them into the machines. if you feed them into the machines with three pieces of paper, that takes about a minute to feed all three pieces in. so you have a backup there. so far no serious problems. we're certainly not looking at a case of the florida we saw back in 2000 . things are working and moving forward.
>> an inkred number, 4.9 million floridians have already cast their ballot. thank you so much. let's bring in the political