By Ken Klukowski
While it’s clear that Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, it wasn’t clear until Thursday that he carried Arizona. A quarter of Arizona’s vote had not been counted a full day after the election because of mail-in voting, a fraud-prone practice that disserves the nation and should end.
It’s not uncommon after Election Day to have a state or two where the result is not announced for three or so days after the polls close. Out of 50 states, a couple might be within a percentage point or even a fraction of a point, requiring a detailed count of lagging absentee ballots (often from military voters overseas where it can take longer to arrive and be counted), sometimes resulting in recounts or court challenges. (Think Bush v. Gore in 2000.)