Poor old Google. We honestly think they try and do good things most of the time, but blimey, they don't half bugger it up sometimes. On Monday they got lots of good press for their election mobile website, which noted your location, gave you information on the candidates standing near you, and pointed you to your polling station.

Well, two out of three ain't bad, but that polling station part didn't work out so well. It turns out Google sent a lot of people - maybe over a million people - to the wrong polling stations.

Polling company Aristotle - who, in fairness, made a rival app, so might be a bit biased - reckon that in some states Google might have got it wrong one-fifth of the time. Some of the misdirected people will have been able to vote anyway, but most wouldn't.

We smell a lawsuit...

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