Seriously: Anyone who tells you this is normal or even temporarily acceptable is lying and probably has an agenda of some kind:
The Philadelphia agency that oversees elections said it will delay counting thousands of paper ballots after the polls close Tuesday night because of a lawsuit that accused it of being open to double counting.
The Philadelphia City Commissioners voted 2-1 at a special early morning meeting to reinstate a process called "poll book reconciliation," which is designed to eliminate the duplication of in-person votes and those already cast as mail-in or absentee ballots. ...
Seth Bluestein, one of the three commissioners, said after the vote that the decision will mean that an estimated 15,000 to 30,000 paper ballots will not be counted on election night so that officials can make sure there is no double counting.
Yes, you read that number right:
How is it possible that — even with the complicating factor of the lawsuit and the reconciliation policy — one of the primary cities of the most advanced nation in the world cannot figure out how to quickly count a small fraction of ballots cast in their elections?
Is their system that hopelessly broken and useless?
Are the people running it that inept?
Is there something else going on here?