The “armies” of lawyers hired by both the Republican and Democrat camps are the best hope for an honest election, writes Slate.

“This time around, each camp has again amassed small battalions of lawyers—and the private jets necessary—to parachute into local disputes at contested polling places. Forget what the opinion polls say going into Nov. 4. To paraphrase Boss Tweed, when it comes right down to it, it’s not the votes that count, but the vote counters. And it’s the armies of lawyers who will be on guard to ensure the votes get counted.”

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