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Rhetorical Questions About the Denver Election

How small does an election have to be in order for Denver officials not to screw it up? Seriously -- does the turnout have to be in the single digits for ballot hawks to come up with a final tally on the actual day of the vote? Why the hell is counting still going on two days later? Do our government representatives really expect us to believe the problem was a "last-minute surge" of voters? Given that this was an off-year election, wouldn't any such gusher be a relative trickle compared to, say, a year when a President is being chosen? Speaking of which, do these people know that very sort of election will be taking place this time next year? Have they forgotten the election meltdown in 2006 -- or the humiliation and retribution that followed? And why has totting up votes suddenly gotten so damn difficult? Haven't we as a nation been doing this for two-centuries plus? Is there the slightest chance someone in Denver government will figure out how to improve the process over the next year? Or will these same rhetorical questions be just as applicable in November 2008 as they are in November 2007? Anybody? Hello? -- Michael Roberts

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