Saturday, September 24, 2011

0 Days Until the New Election: Voting, Watching and Waiting

A lot of watching and waiting left to
do in this election.

Polls are open for just a little while longer, but, as one of our readers has pointed out, even though the polls close at 7, they won’t start counting votes until October 8, or maybe later.  Why?  Because of the agreement reached by our APCSJC and then signed off on by the federal court.

FYI: This is a picture
of Bill Clinton.
Looking closely at the federal court order, it actually says that we have to “refrain from counting all ballots in the September 24, 2011 Special Election until after October 8, 2011.” Not to go all Bill Clinton on you with legal definitions (he’s the guy who saidIt depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is."), but it looks like to us that maybe we can’t even start counting votes until the stroke of midnight and October 9 starts.

And then it’s a couple of days at least to certify, and then maybe a recount (those are always fun) and an election challenge in court.  So maybe, just maybe, we’ll have a new chief by Halloween. 

Regardless, vote if you haven’t already, and if you have, keep watching and waiting.