We all remember how Florida couldn't certify a winner in 2000. In fact, they never did, the Supremes
stole called it for them. This year, there may well again be states that just don't know by Tuesday night, or even Wednesday. This includes voting problems in places like New York and New Jersey (and potentially Virginia in the southwest corner) due to Sandy.
And then there's Oregon, where they're ALREADY mounting a criminal investigation of ballot fraud in Clackamas County. Again. Details here. Since Oregon is all voting by mail, there may be a delay in the results. And perhaps a court challenge.
Ohio? The Republicans think Somalis are trying to steal the election. No, really. Plus, eight counties face an actual problem of actual voter fraud problems tied to machinery, some owned by the Romney kids. If it's close, there could be an automatic recount required.
Pennsylvania? We have some absentee ballot issues and it appears that some voter registrations didn't get processed, but it doesn't look too serious.
The RNC is concerned about potential miscounts in Colorado. They say Romney votes will count for Obama. Personally, I think those will actually BE votes for Obama, but it could still delay things.
And then there's Florida. On a good day, they're going to have problems because the Republicans work SO HARD SO CONSTANTLY to screw things up. It's like a cottage industry for them.
This doesn't even include the fact that the Department of Justice is sending 780 election monitors to places in 23 states, including places like Texas, which has threatened to arrest them. Again, no, really.
Will it matter? Perhaps if Ohio and Florida can't announce a winner for several days, but it may not be that close. I'm still at 303. For fun, though, which state do you think will be the last to announce?