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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November 22, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on Thursday, November 24 and Friday November 25. We'll return with all the news on Monday, November 28. Happy Thanksgiving!).

National News: Hundreds of thousands of Americans cast a ballot without voting for a presidential candidate

Alabama: Commissioners vote to offset election costs

Arkansas: County hoping for voting machine funding

Arizona: Supervisors consider canvass Tuesday | Arizona not alone in being perceived as slow ballot-counting state | Fewer Maricopa provisional ballots rejected this election

California: Santa Cruz Co. election ballots whittled down, some results shift | 76 percent of Alameda Co. voters turned out this election | Ballots still being counted in Orange Co. | Tuteur: 20K ballots still need counting | Updated Nevada Co. election numbers will be released Wednesday | Why California takes so darn long to count its votes | Record number of San Francisco voters cast ballots | Campbell City prepares for possible special election | Election count: No changes as only provisional ballots remain | County continues counting ballots | Big update brings races closer to closure

Florida: Write-in votes for non-qualified candidates wasted in Florida

Guam: Election commission to hand-tabulate ballots

Illinois: Winnebago Co. voting machines get double checked | GOP files voter registration bill

Kansas: County clerk explains election delay | Recount underway | Elections official explains potential special election

Massachusetts: Early voting popular, stressful election addition

Minnesota: St. Paul PAC formed to repeal ranked-choice voting for mayor in 2017 | State-mandated hand count confirms election results

Mississippi: Hosemann: State has 'turned page' with elections | 1.2M voted in Mississippi, 560 lacked photo ID at polls

Nevada: Washoe Co. registrar recounts votes, outcome the same

New Hampshire: Recount up in the air

New York: Albany Co. Dems looking for a new elections commissioner

North Carolina: Durham Co. moves forward with second election protest hearing | North Carolina criticized for potential voter suppression | Legislature could revisit election laws in wake of McCrory loss | Election protest filed | BOE review finds 339 ineligible felons who voted. Will their votes count? | Post-election mayhem in North Carolina | NCSBOE takes Bladen Co. protest, not others | Cumberland Co. BOE votes 2-1 to dismiss complaints | Election officials seek advice on pending ballots | Mired in protests, Durham board still counting | Questions raised at Rowan Co. certifies election

Ohio: Hundreds of provisional ballots may swing race

Oklahoma: Election Day lost and found | City election hits state-mandated snag

Oregon: America's first test of automatic voter registration has mixed results

Pennsylvania: Election board hopes to finish review today

Rhode Island: Secretary of state seeks study on election improvements | In recount, 208 votes lost, and then found

Tennessee: Hamilton Co. election officials certify 2016 vote

Texas: Brown Co. reports record number of voters | Paxton, U.S. spar over intent of voter ID law | DOJ: Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminates | Fate of Texas ID law may hinge on incoming administration | Three election office employees leave amid Election Day issues

U.S. Virgin Islands: Losing candidates again sue to stop election certification

Vermont: Secretary of state to audit election in six towns

Washington: Presidential ballot snubbed by more than 11 percent of state voters

West Virginia: Former secretary of state fondly remembered following weekend death

Wisconsin: US court overturns Wisconsin legislative maps | Man accused of sexually assaulting poll worker on Election Day

Wyoming: Murray says voting went well on Election Day