Election Codes Full of Contradictions? NO!

I am shocked! shocked! to hear someone say that election codes are full of contradictions (see the Hasen quote below). Having spent last year reading all 50 state election codes for the EAC Vote Count and Recount Study, I can tell you that almost all states have contradictions in their election codes. Moreover, many states have big gaping holes in their election codes too–for instance, some don’t define key terms–and at least one state has never repealed a single section of their election code, as far as we could tell.

Were Florida to happen again in 2008, most states would be able to resolve the problems, but many also have election codes that would leave the losers very very upset.