Look at some scenarios for Election Day headaches

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By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dread a recap of 2000.

Remember back — that's when it took more than a month and a Supreme Court ruling before Americans learned who would be their next president.

Even without a massive recount this year, plenty could go wrong on Tuesday and cause an Election Day headache.

One candidate could win the popular vote and the other could win the electoral vote — which is the vote that determines the presidency.

There could be problems with voting machines and challenges to voters' eligibility.

And what if there's a 269-269 Electoral College tie? It takes 270 to win.

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