Hooray – We Lost
Florida has lost the crown for the most dysfunctional election process in the nation to Arizona, which has totally screwed up.
It turns out that when Arizona declared winners in the recent election there were hundreds of thousands of votes still uncounted.
How did they screw-up? They printed their voters rosters used to identify voters before registration actually closed, so if you registered late in the period your name was in a separate unsorted listing added to the book handed out to precincts, rather than the alphabetical main listing. Late changes of address weren’t printed on the roster. All of these problems, as well as absentee ballots that went astray led a huge number of people required to vote on provisional ballots.
Now throw in the fact that many counties that experienced long lines in 2008 reduced the number of voting locations this year.
Several Congressional seats and the Senator from Arizona are not actually sure things a week after the election, while Florida only has to wait for military absentee ballots, the last item to be counted.
It would be really embarrassing if it turns out that Obama won Arizona.