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Unfortunately
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 11:00 AM EDT
I always get the impression that that's because they want to get it right.
Rather than just get it over with.

THough I suppose it doesn't actually matter in the USA, since the two-party
system is so well entrenched. Sometimes I wonder why they hold elections at
all, rather than just passing control back and forth between he two parties with
identical agendas. Oh, wait...

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Unfortunately
Authored by: kuroshima on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 11:45 AM EDT
In my country (Spain), votes are hand counted, and the
results are available late in the night of the election day.
Well, not really, as it is possible that some of the votes
from expatriates arrive a day or two late, but 99% of the
votes get counted before sunrise. Hell, I know, I had to
preside over a poling station, and we finished at 3 AM.

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Unfortunately
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 01:47 PM EDT
You get the result as fast with hand-counting. That is, if it is organized
correctly.

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Unfortunately
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 02:03 PM EDT
Voting and counting of votes is a case where scale doesn't matter. Any voting
station has a limited number of voters. The votes cast can be counted in a
couple of hours, the result reported to a central station, added together and
reported.
A verification count is usually made a few days later, when the ballots has been
transported to a central counting office.

The only thing you gain by using voting machinees is uncertainty in the
results.

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