FILE - This Nov. 19, 2000 file photo shows counters and observers continuing a hand recount of Broward County ballots at the Broward Emergency Operation Center in Plantation, Fla. Ever hear about national elections where the winners aren't known for days as government officials count votes and double-check results? Thank goodness we don't have to wait that long for election results in the U.S., right? Not so fast. In the US, most states don't announce official election results until weeks after Election Day. Florida is scheduled to certify its results Nov. 20 _ two weeks after the polls close. Ohio's deadline is Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Amy E. Conn, File)

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FILE - This Nov. 19, 2000 file photo shows counters and observers continuing a hand recount of Broward County ballots at the Broward Emergency Operation Center in Plantation, Fla. Ever hear about national elections where the winners aren't known for days as government officials count votes and double-check results? Thank goodness we don't have to wait that long for election results in the U.S., right? Not so fast. In the US, most states don't announce official election results until weeks after Election Day. Florida is scheduled to certify its results Nov. 20 _ two weeks after the polls close. Ohio's deadline is Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Amy E. Conn, File)
FILE - This Nov. 19, 2000 file photo shows counters and observers continuing a hand recount of Broward County ballots at the Broward Emergency Operation Center in Plantation, Fla. Ever hear about national elections where the winners aren't known for days as government officials count votes and double-check results? Thank goodness we don't have to wait that long for election results in the U.S., right? Not so fast. In the US, most states don't announce official election results until weeks after Election Day. Florida is scheduled to certify its results Nov. 20 _ two weeks after the polls close. Ohio's deadline is Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Amy E. Conn, File)
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