At times like this I always think about how fans agonize when a team loses due to buzzer-beater. My take is always that the loss isn't caused by the buzzer beater, but because the game was allowed to get so close that it could essentially be decided by coin toss.
Both 11,607-11,608 and 11,608-11,608 kind of feel the same to me in the grand scheme of things, no matter what letter is behind the number, you know?
Ideally though there'd be a runoff or special election or something more legit than an *actual* coin toss.
François wrote:I don't know what the rules are in the US and how strictly they're applied, but for what it's worth, I used to be an official election observer for the Parti Québécois a while back, and I am confident that any of the tables I've sat at would have unanimously thrown that ballot out without thinking twice about it.
Yeah, I've done that too (it's fun!) and for sure under the rules here it would be tossed - the key rule is that votes must be clear and unambiguous.
I may hold the opinion that this guy prrrrrroooobably intended to vote R, but I can't say that with certainty.