New York’s most important Tuesday was plagued with much more errors than standard — and it presages a national mess in November.
Some 1.7 million voters asked for absentee ballots — including 750,000 in the city. But several voters say they never ever obtained that ballot — or not in time to essentially vote by mail. And how many mailed-in ballots did not get there in time to count?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s buy enabling “absentee on request” was a sensible concession to the pandemic — but the condition plainly doesn’t know how to make this function.
Meanwhile, poll staff (undertrained for the reason that of the lockdown) created far more faults than ever. It’s not very clear how a lot of voters didn’t get both of those webpages of the Democratic major ballot, for illustration.
And hundreds more people today someway voted in the Serve The united states Motion major in the metropolis than SAM has users.
Plus, numerous polling web-sites opened late thanks to shortages of election workers, when other people noticed very long strains for the reason that those people towns didn’t open up ample destinations.
It is Alright that numerous restricted races won’t be made the decision for months, even though absentee ballots are counted — and then likely challenged by competing campaigns.
But be all set for a national hold off in November: Mail-in chaos in a couple of swing states could make Florida 2000 seem like nothing at all.