France and Brazil still vote with paper ballots but they both have the results counted and announced within five hours. America, with all the technology money can buy, takes into the following month to count our results. One week after election day neither Alaska nor Georgia has a winner and neither plans to know the winner until sometime in December. So much for technology.
However, people conduct "exit polls" where they interview voters as the leave the polling site so see what was on their minds when they voted. Here are some results:
Inflation was first on the list. 70% of voters thought it was a very important issue, 1% of voters said it was not at all important and the other 29% thought it was important but not the most important issue this year. The next four categories all came in with similar priorities.
Affordable health care was second on the list. 55% said it was very important issue, 1% said it was not at all important and the other 44% thought it was important but not the most important issue this year.
Violent crime came next. 54% said it was the most important issue this year. Again, 1% said it was not at all important, and 44% said it was not the most important issue. Gun violence had similar results, 51% of voters thought it was the most important issue, 4% said it was not at all important and the rest, 45% were in between.
The federal budget was the priority for more than half of those polled, 51% to be exact. Those who thought it was not at all important were limited to 3% and the other 46% were in between with their priorities.
The poll concerning roads and bridges must have been taken in Alaska where most transportation is by air, ships, or sleds. Only 30% of voters thought roads were the most important issue. What is for sure, those 30% of voters don't live in the Middle Atlantic states.
The results of the election? We can count on more of the same old, same old; from the federal government to the local government - we can count on more of the same.
Someone sent an e-mail that I had made a mistake on the recent article. The legal age for a girl in a relationship is 16 where I had stated 18 in the article. I apologize for the mistake. However, the e-mail could not be printed as the person did not use his name and without verification, no letter/e-mail will be printed.