It’s ironic that America’s flawed election system may have worked to the Democrats’ advantage this year. More than half of votes in Virginia were cast on electronic voting machines, many of which are touchscreen models that do not produce a voter-verifiable paper ballot. See here for a list of equipment used in Virginia. As a result, the whole idea of recounting the vote in the Allen-Webb race is a fantasy--it can't be done. This is a matter that Democrats and Republicans alike should be concerned about, a top priority for local activists as well as national legislators.