California Vote Counting: Mañana Syndrome
November 29, 2016, 05:40 AM
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Back on November 16, I joked that California would finish counting its votes “by, at the latest, Thanksgiving. Or, worst case scenario, by Cyber Monday. Tops.”

But, Cyber Monday has come and gone. Yet, from the New York Times:

California Official Says Trump’s Claim of Voter Fraud Is ‘Absurd’


… As of Saturday, Mrs. Clinton had 8.1 million votes in California, compared with 4.2 million for Mr. Trump, according to the secretary of state’s office. It was not clear when the vote count might be concluded.

The count, and outcome, has been no surprise to anyone in a state with a history of slow vote-counting. …

Mr. Padilla is the highest-ranking Latino elected to state office in California. Mr. Trump’s poor showing here, many Democrats and Republicans said, came in no small part because of his attacks on what he described as the threat of illegal immigration — particularly by Mexicans. About 40 percent of California’s population is Latino.

“It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him,” Mr. Padilla said.

I’m troubled that California’s government can’t get the vote counted by Thanksgiving.

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