It's funny how we've got technology that makes the computers that put men on the moon look like the Stone Age, and yet the past few elections it has taken more time to count the votes than in the Year of Our Lord 1800.
"That's how this is supposed to work."
There's a winning $1.9 billion Powerball ticket floating around out there somewhere. Within minutes of it being sold, the authorities know. They can also track the millions of tickets sold to the individual point of sale within seconds.
And yet it takes "a few days" to count up the ballots that are mostly tabulated by computer – many of them now days or weeks in advance – and this is how the system is "supposed to work."