Will the US voting system withstand the challenge of the presidential election? [GALLO/GETTY]
If the last two US presidential races are anything to go by, this year's race could be just as controversial, with voter irregularities and the customary legal wrangling.

Experts say that the huge voter turnout expected on election day could overwhelm the new electronic voting system – prompting a repeat of the debacles seen in 2000 and 2004.

So is history about to be repeated or will the US voting system hold up?

And will the outcome of the election be what polls suggest? At the moment it seems as though Barack Obama will be the clear winner. But what if many voters hide their true preferences or change their minds at the very last minute?

This episode of Inside Story was aired on Monday, October 27, 2008

Source: Al Jazeera