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In an election that had specialists nervous about vigilante ballot displays and the potential for hazard for election staff, voting on Election Day appears to have gone off with none main incidents.
That’s — no incidents that rise above the conventional snafus and errors that include each main federal election.
The very best profile of these points might have been in Maricopa County, Ariz., the place a printer situation meant roughly 20% of poll counters had been unusable early within the day.
County officers stated the issue was mounted a couple of hours later, however many on the far-right rushed to level to the incident as additional proof of an election conspiracy, in a spot that has change into the epicenter of election denialism over the previous few years. However election specialists and federal officers had been fast to rebut these claims.
“At any time when over 100 million individuals do one thing, one thing will go fallacious. That’s human nature. It doesn’t imply there’s a conspiracy,” tweeted Michael McDonald, a political science professor on the College of Florida.
Different problems with observe included a Wisconsin man being arrested for bringing a knife right into a polling place, and a poll paper scarcity in Luzerne County, Pa., that brought on a choose to increase voting hours there till 10 p.m.
In Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson stated her workplace heard reviews about two disruptive election challengers, one in Ann Arbor and one in Detroit, however each left polling locations with out incident.
Irma Salazar, a Republican election observer in Milwaukee, advised International that she went to the town’s absentee counting middle to see the method up shut and “make sure that the whole lot is on the up and up.”
“I have never seen something fallacious or something, like, no one’s hiding something, everyone’s been open and clear,” she stated. “Looks like it is all going good.”
Federal cybersecurity officers stated Tuesday they’d additionally seen no indications of overseas election interference geared toward voting infrastructure, however that they had been monitoring a sequence of cyber assaults that briefly knocked some Mississippi state web sites offline, together with the secretary of state’s web site.
Now, the main target nationally will flip to vote-counting, which is predicted to take days in some locations like Pennsylvania, the place, as a result of state legislation, clerks had been unable to start out processing mail ballots till Tuesday morning.
“[Election officials] are prioritizing accuracy over pace, as they need to,” Pennsylvania’s appearing secretary of state, Leigh Chapman stated.
International’s David Schaper contributed reporting.