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Letters: There's no rush to tell us who won

November 17, 2012

Re “The great election night scam,” Opinion, Nov. 15

Michael Kinsley's insights are usually on the mark, but not his rant about the so-called election-night scam perpetrated by TV networks that refrain from reporting election results until the polls close everywhere.

Most of us think that avoiding any possible influence on voting is worth the wait, even if that causes pundits to squirm for a few hours on election day.

Garland Allen
Santa Monica

What Kinsley says is true, but only if you disregard everything but the presidential contest.

There are many other items on each state's ballots that could well be affected if hordes of people, knowing the presidential race outcome, decided not to vote.

Arthur A. Fleisher II

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