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  •  we have been through a decade of austerity (8+ / 0-)

    which has resulted in precincts consolidating over and over again, especially in gigantic urbanized counties like LA. the shift to absentee ballots in the past decade has also led to slower results.

    it'll all get counted, and counted fairly. it took a while in 2010 also, and yet democracy rolled on.

    •  Yes. (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, wu ming

      I imagine there are good reasons for it being slow. I'm just noting that it is!

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 03:51:04 PM PST

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      •  Votes at precincts came in within hours. (3+ / 0-)

        It is the huge vote-by-mail group that is taking so much time. Ballots are not due to the counties until polls close, then must be processed by hand. Provisional ballots also need to be dealt with. The process is slow.

        Washington State is all vote-by-mail, and they are still counting. We have our choice: allow only in-person voting, find a way to automate mailed ballots, or live with the delay. The first should not be considered, and the second is the best if it can be achieved.

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