Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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BTW, Florida's vote was just completed today, 5 days after the election. So if it had come down to Florida again this year, it would have been a mess again.

The article is pretty negative on the U.S. voting system, with justification. But here is a good side to mention. The U.S. never has had trouble with the public accepting electoral results, even in 2000 and 1960. No people killed, no riots with property damage... unlike some countries. So it's not a perfect system but it is a democracy that works.

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