`Clarity Elections:’ What’s in a Name

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Technicians prior to an election night rally in Chicago.

As we waited past dark, on this day after Election Day, for word about the absentee ballot-count that has prevented anyone from officially calling the 2012 presidential contest in Florida, we were taken with a certain URL.

It’s the Web site of the Miami-Dade elections office:


There was no clarity at this hour, leaving, as the Miami Herald put it, a “much-mocked” hole in the national electoral map.

For more on how President Barack Obama appears to have claimed Florida again, see Political Capital’s running of the numbers.

For clarity’s sake.

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