An unprecedented amount of early votes and a new electoral law have affected the counting process. Three weeks later, there are still no certified winners.
A judge ordered the local State Elections Commission to provide a list of early-voting requests to officials. The situation took a sudden turn for the worse.
Nearly 160 million people voted in this election—the highest turnout in over a century. What else can be done to contribute toward positive change?
The city commissioner did not have political aspirations, but her experience working with nonprofit organizations led her to public service.
A week after the election, 181 boxes were found in a vault. The elections commission president blamed the situation on what he said was an underfunded and understaffed administrative board.
Some 20 municipalities—especially those affected by recent earthquakes—moved away from their traditional political affiliations.
Candidates from minority parties won senator-at-large races, ending the dominance of the two traditional parties on the island.
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