New York’s principal Tuesday was plagued with extra errors than usual — and it presages a nationwide mess in November.
Some 1.7 million voters asked for absentee ballots — including 750,000 in the city. But quite a few voters say they never ever obtained that ballot — or not in time to really vote by mail. And how many mailed-in ballots did not arrive in time to rely?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s buy allowing “absentee on request” was a acceptable concession to the pandemic — but the condition plainly doesn’t know how to make this perform.
In the meantime, poll staff (undertrained because of the lockdown) made far more issues than at any time. It’s not apparent how many voters didn’t get equally internet pages of the Democratic principal ballot, for case in point.
And hundreds more persons someway voted in the Serve The united states Movement most important in the city than SAM has users.
Plus, many polling websites opened late because of to shortages of election personnel, even though many others saw prolonged lines mainly because individuals towns didn’t open ample locations.
It’s Okay that various restricted races won’t be resolved for weeks, although absentee ballots are counted — and then most likely challenged by competing campaigns.
But be prepared for a nationwide delay in November: Mail-in chaos in a number of swing states could make Florida 2000 look like practically nothing.