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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

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An American votes in the American-only election.

Thousands of Brits are being turned away from town halls and schools today after trying to vote in the US election.

Following months of front-page coverage of the US presidential race in UK newspapers, Brits turned up at their usual polling stations on 4th November to place their votes, only to be told that there was no election.

"I can't understand it, of course there is an election," said Doris Gladioli of York. "It's on the TV right now, and it's on the front page of my Daily Telegraph. I demand my right to vote."

Bill Webster of Bristol said he has followed the election daily in The Guardian and has been looking forward to placing his vote in "the biggest UK news story this year".

He said, "The UK press has been whetting our appetite for this contest for a year now and it's unfair for them to build up our expectations like this and then not tell us where to go and vote."

A spokesman at the US Embassy in London told us, "There is no election in the UK. This is a US election for US citizens. It has nothing to do with Britain at all."

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