What is going on Arizona?

Olive doesn't like it when I leave
When the suitcase comes out, Olive isn’t happy.

I was so excited about voting for the first time in Arizona. But now I’m not happy. As of Thursday, less than 70% of the ballots have been counted.

We don’t know the outcome. I remember knowing who won elections by 8 or 9 p.m. for decades.

There were 70 out of 223 polling places that had issues with tabulators and printers. How did that happen?

Unfortunately, I am losing confidence in the election results. I wish they’d at least give hourly updates of the vote count. But they are releasing one vote count at 6 p.m. each day. Then to confuse things even more, some reporters are releasing counts, but where are they getting the information? All day Wednesday they counted and they only added 6% to the vote count. Now Maricopa County announced they have 400,000 outstanding ballots and won’t finish counting them until sometime next week!

What is going on?

Do you have confidence in your state elections? Were there any snafus or weird stuff going on like in Arizona?

Are you ready for Tuesday?

I am so ready for this election to be over.

At first I was really excited to be voting in Arizona. I lived in California for more than three decades. After California initiated the jungle primary where the top two candidates run against each other in the general election — it’s Democrat vs. Democrat. Guess who wins every single time?

In Arizona, there are more Republicans registered than Democrats, but the second largest party is “other.” It’s anyone’s guess who wins. It makes it very exciting to not have a foregone conclusion during an election.

But I am so sick of the ads. The signs. The emails. The texts. I’m sick of the whole thing and cannot wait for the election to be over!

Are you ready to put this election behind us, too?