Under the auspices of each state’s office of Sec of State, we conduct 50 separate elections under largely similar, but often uniquely different rules/methods of voting procedures. If this were all there was to our national elections it would be confusing enough, but there is more - much more.
For example, each county within these 50 states has an election board - for the most part each local election board is made up of members appointed by partisan politicians. These boards are charged with complying with federal election laws along with the various/differing state and county election provisions.
As if that weren’t mind numbing enough, superimposed over this election process that could better have been planned out by a family of chimpanzees, we don’t require uniform voter IDs. Then, we decide to drastically expand mail-in voting - most often not by voter request (as in absentee ballots), but by mailing out ballots addressed to the last known address taken off voter roll records or simply “broadcast” ballots to every address within the jurisdiction.
Finally, in addition to dealing with all the issues generated by the above, election officials must account for all those voters who show up in person.
Now, as to counting the ballots. The ballots filled out in person on election day rarely offer difficulty in processing and counting accurately. On the other hand, mail-in ballots create many procedural hurdles when attempting to determining identity and validity. As if that weren’t enough, on the fly some jurisdictions have decided to allow for receiving ballots past election day - some include no postmark, because many jurisdictions allow collection points/drop off boxes to be collected and taken directly counting locations designated by the local election board. And, for those among us mentally challenged (think Biden), there are folks who will be more than happy to fill out your ballot and submit your ballot for you. Oh, I almost forgot - do they still have “motor voter” in Oregon and Washington?
Now, I ask you - what the hell could possibly go wrong?
If you were charged with the responsibility of designing a process to undermine confidence in our election system you could not possibly devise a more comprehensive system to accomplish just that. It amounts to a lawyer full employment program.