Vote-by-mail ballots could mean long waits on tight races


by David Safier

I talked to Jeff Rogers, Pima Dem Party Chair, this afternoon. He told me the mail brought in 100,000 vote-by-mail ballots in Maricopa County today, with as many as 150,000 more expected to be hand delivered to the polls. No way a quarter of a million ballots can be tallied right away. Close races could take days to decide.

And that's just Maricopa. Could be up to 100,000 outstanding ballots in Pima County. It could be a long day's journey into night, and into tomorrow, and tomorrow and . . .