The Quick Count vs. The Slow Burn

Why timely election results matter, and how we can get them

Will Truman
Nov 9, 2020 · 8 min read
Election personnel at the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections offices on November 7, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty)

Election officials were thrown a major curveball by COVID-19 earlier this year, as it became apparent that the globally rampaging virus, and our domestic response to it, had the potential to reverberate at least through to Election Day. They had some difficult decisions to make. Had this been our first-ever…