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Tweaks should reduce election law gaming

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Last fall’s 46th Senate District race between Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk and Republican George Amedore was so close that it came down to the tally of absentee and affidavit ballots after Election Day to determine the winner — Tkaczyk, by a mere 18 votes. Whenever there’s a race that close (e.g., Bush vs. Gore and Florida’s “hanging chads” 13 years ago), lawyers for the opposing sides invariably go into overdrive to identify and disqualify as many ...

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