this piece is an absolute mess. the counting itself didn't take that long in many of these states, it just took a few days for major outlets/networks to call these states because they were extremely close!
this would be the case for *every* single election, with or without S1. there are always provisional ballots, ballots that need to be adjudicated, and in most states, military/overseas ballots that arrive after results are made public
sir...when has the US election system ever been simple??

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