Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has "unconceded" in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D). Officials in the upstate New York district are still counting over 10,000 absentee ballots (and Owens' margin has dropped from 5,335 votes to 3,026).In the overall scheme of things, 10,000 ballots should have been counted THAT NIGHT. I don't understand why it's taking so damn long.
(For the record, Hoffman's chances of overtaking Owens' lead are zero.)
2. Why are absentee ballots always counted after Election Day? Shouldn't they be counted with all of the other ballots?