On Election Reform, a Tale of Two States

Source: RealClearPolitics
by Todd Carney

“Early on during election night 2020, it appeared that Donald Trump might win reelection. This misimpression, of course, turned out to be a red mirage, as some election analysts dubbed it. What caused it? In part, it was the networks’ call of Florida for Trump while Pennsylvania stayed in the undecided column for days. You might think that Pennsylvania would reform its election policies in response. Yet, a year and a half later, the same problems seen in 2020 caused confusion over how many ballots remained uncounted and which candidate was ahead in the state’s 2022 Republican Senate primary. By contrast, Florida is unlikely to see such problems when it holds its primary on August 23. … The difference comes down to the election policies the two states have adopted.” (08/02/22)