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Ariz. Secretary of State proposes vote-counting overhaul

Mon, Nov 19, 2012

PHOENIX -- Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is proposing a wholesale overhaul of the state's vote-counting system in the wake of embarrassing delays counting more than 630,000 ballots statewide from the Nov. 6 general election.

The delays kept voters from knowing the outcome of two of the state's three major congressional races until at least a week after the polls closed, and the last wasn't decided until Saturday. Bennett said if the presidential election had been in the balance, the state would have been the focus of nationwide derision.

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