Lengthy vote counts frustrate, but don’t signal problems


              FILE - A voter places a ballot in a drop box outside the Denver Elections Division headquarters, Nov. 8, 2022, in downtown Denver. Vote counting even in races where a winner can be called on election night doesn’t stop until every eligible ballot has been verified and counted, and that takes time -- sometimes a few days or even a week or more.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
            
              FILE - An election worker verifies a ballot on a screen inside the Maricopa County Recorders Office, Nov. 10, 2022, in Phoenix. Vote counting even in races where a winner can be called on election night doesn’t stop until every eligible ballot has been verified and counted, and that takes time -- sometimes a few days or even a week or more. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
            
              FILE - Election workers process ballots at the Clark County Election Department, on Nov. 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. Vote counting even in races where a winner can be called on election night doesn’t stop until every eligible ballot has been verified and counted, and that takes time -- sometimes a few days or even a week or more. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)