Democracy by Tortoise

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The counting of ballots for 2022’s General Election was pretty much wrapped up on election night. In most states. Yet, a week after election day, California election officials have barely counted half the ballots cast in a number of very close congressional districts as well as other state races. ‘I anticipate it’s going to take at least a couple of weeks,’ offered a Sacramento County Elections spokesperson, ‘if not three weeks, to process the bulk of the ballots that have come in.’ Why the tortoise pace? … ‘We’d rather get it right,’ says Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D), ‘than get it fast.’ Mr. Secretary, the problem is that the longer the election drags on without a winner being declared, the less confidence the public has in the process.” (11/15/22)