“Legal Scholars on the Importance of Counting Every Vote”

Law Prof letter:

American history is replete with presidential elections that were not decided on Election Day. From the very first presidential election in 1788 through the 2016 election, having a sufficiently complete count of votes to confidently predict a winner on the same day that the polls close has been the exception, not the norm. That’s why all of us, who teach and write about constitutional law, election law, voting rights, and/or the rule of law, are signing this letter—reaffirming that it is deeply in line with, and not counter to, our finest traditions to count every vote, to take our time in doing so, and to not cast aspersions on the process simply because it is methodical….

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