Elections can be messy things.
And, by elections, we don’t mean campaigns – those are worse than messy; they are legalized madness. What we mean is the actual organizing of an election, the running of polling places and the process of counting the votes.
Local boards of elections, for the most part, do a superb job of pulling them off.
But we have been covering politics and elections for over 40 years; and can’t remember a single one where something didn’t go wrong on Election Day – either by human error or technology failure or both.