The New York Times is reporting that Palm Beach County in Florida still can’t quite figure out how to make voting work. What do we have to do here?
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — For more than two weeks, Palm Beach County voters have watched with dismay as a local election has devolved into a small-scale sequel of the presidential recount eight years ago, with disappearing ballots, lawsuits and confusion over who won and lost.
A nonpartisan race on Aug. 26 for a county court judgeship remains unresolved. One candidate held a small lead when ballots were tabulated on election night; then, officials declared his opponent the victor when he appeared to seize the lead by 60 votes after a Labor Day weekend recount. The big discrepancy: Roughly 3,500 ballots that disappeared between Election Day and the recount, and an additional 176 that, officials said on Friday, do not appear to have been counted at all. If you can stand to read more