Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Some Voters Lose Trust in N.M., U.S. Election Process.

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

Voters still don't have a clear idea of the presidential election winner, but glitches from Florida to Bernalillo County have created one clear loser: trust in the electoral process.

Outside a Northeast Heights Wal-Mart on Wednesday, Yvonne Grimes said neither she nor her husband, Kip, were sure their absentee ballots were properly counted by the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office.

"I'm really mad. Does my absentee ballot count?" Grimes asked.

"I don't understand why they can't count the absentee ballots earlier. Then, if there's problems, they'd know right away. Why do they wait so long? There has to be a better way to do this. …

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