Suspense

It is just possible that the U.S. may not know who its next President will be until a good two weeks after the Nov. 7 election. Six states, anticipating slow delivery of ballots from the battlefronts, will not count their soldier votes until late in November. If the race is close, their 84 electoral votes may tip the scales of victory. And it is even mathematically possible—so the statisticians delightedly figured last week—that a final, hairline decision might be delayed even longer. The U.S. might actually hang on the hook of suspense until Rhode Island, with four electoral...

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