If this presidential election is as tight as the polls are telling us ? though that is by no means a certainty ? this could become known as the Lawyer's Election.
The issues being litigated won't be anything as visibly physical as hanging chads, either. The errors, discrepancies, and razor-thin margins will be hidden deep in the bowels of some software algorithm. Think virtual hanging chads.
I have the unhappy feeling that a couple of weeks from now I'll be feeling like that Robert Cohen character.