Post-election canvass activity is continuous through the weekend in #LACounty. Care is taken to ensure all valid ballots are processed and counted. Election results will be updated Tuesday afternoon and again on Friday. #Election2018 pic.twitter.com/Nyhf3I1Y3L
— Dean Logan, RR/CC (@LACountyRRCC) November 11, 2018
The mid-term election was on November 6, 2018. Nearly five days later there are still many votes left that need to be counted or in the words of Democratic Nominee for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gilliam, “we must ensure every vote cast is properly recorded.”
Although interest in this year’s mid-terms was historic, turnout came in at approximately 50%, which is higher than normal but embarrassingly low for a nation that prides itself on democracy. Many countries, even some which the United States mocks has turnout at 75-90 percent, far greater than the U.S.
The large numbers of votes yet to be counted is another issue. No doubt millions were properly recorded but due to advances in the election process vote-by-mail and provisional ballots has increased year after year.
Too close to call
A greater concern regarding counting the outstanding balance is the large number of races which are considered, “too close to call.” That number increased drastically during this cycle. Some point to the interest as a response to Donald Trump’s antics. Whatever the reason, democracy works best when more people take the time to vote.
As of latest report California has a little over 4 MILLION VOTES TO COUNT.
Los Angeles County has approximately 350,000