reply to post by EllaMarina
According to this news of so many uncounted votes (assuming it's true), it looks like they just gave up on whatever was taking them so long... and
left it vastly unfinished.
What state is 'giving up'?
Arizona? They are still counting and will count every single one. They have until 16 November to finish according to Arizona law.
Florida? They have counted every vote and are now finished, except for any recounts that may be required.
I really don't understand what you folks are complaining about. These provisional votes require manual handling to validate and count. This is a slow
process. Arizona needs to clean up its act to reduce the number of provisional votes in the future, but that will not stop them from counting every
single vote in this election.
No state can just 'give up' counting ballots. It is the most fundamental rule in our democratic system. EVERY vote is counted BECAUSE EVERY vote
counts. Any State SOS or County Election board that 'gives up' because its too hard is incompetent and should be thrown out of office for malfeasance.
And every one of them knows that.
I have worked in the counting room at elections in Pima County Arizona (a few years ago now). Believe me, every person involved is very serious about
getting it right.
The saying about "doing it right is more important than doing it fast" is exactly descriptive of the atmosphere in the counting room. I remember
several times stopping the count to wait for a scrutineer from one of the parties or the other to watch while some issue is resolved with a punch card
deck (you know, hanging chads and all that? - we knew how to fix those cleanly in Pima County, I don't know what Florida's problem was). The media
might complain, but that was their problem not ours.
edit on 11/11/2012 by rnaa because: (no reason given)