Why Not Having Results on Election Night Is Okay

From The Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

Election night is Tuesday.

But as we’ve seen in recent times, the term “election night” can be a bit misleading. It suggests that when the night is over, the election is over. We know that is not the case.

Think back to the infamous 2000 presidential election when it took more than a month before we knew for certain that George W. Bush had defeated Al Gore. And, of course, it was only two years ago that it took several days after Election Day before the votes were tabulated and we knew that Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump.