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Post-election odds & ends 
Column by R.V. Scheide describing his experience receiving a notice from his county clerk informing him he needed to provide a new signature so his ballot would get counted. "So. Not the Deep State. Just a local government agency doing its job. That truly is a relief."

It Could Take Weeks to Find Out If Democrats Won the House
California and other key states take a very long time to count votes
By Daniel Costa-Roberts, Mother Jones Magazine, October 30, 2018

If you’ve been nervously counting down the days until the November 6 election, we’ve got some bad news for you: You might have to wait quite a bit longer before you know who will control the House. 

The Crisis of Election Security
New York Times Magazine
By Kim Zetter, September 26, 2018

As the midterms approach, America's electronic voting systems are more vulnerable than ever. Why isn't anyone trying to fix them?

In seconds, we faked our way into a political campaign, got unsecured voter data
Data analytics firm says this is normal: "It's the way that campaigns are run." 
By Cyrus Farivar,  Ars Technica,  June 5, 2018