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Still Trusting the System?

By Kerri Provost

November 13, 2010

In case anyone is wondering about their write-in votes in Hartford, the Secretary of the State website is still not showing any votes for several of the third party candidates.

To put this in perspective, I can retrieve a backup manual for my food processor in less than five minutes online. Using Amazon or almost any other bookseller, I can order and receive books within days. To read, comment on, and grade roughly 360 pages worth of student writing, it takes me about seven days. I can even renew my license in less time than it is taking to simply post the handful of votes that these candidates received. This election has been a fiasco for a number of reasons and it erodes the trust that Americans have in our electoral system.

Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford. To view other stories on this topic, search RealHartford at http://www.realhartford.org/.
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