It's going to take some time before the absentee ballot totals can be released. Possibly as much as two weeks. The task is not as simple as just opening the mail and posting the tally. There are procedures to follow that protect the anonymity of the votes cast. I have every confidence in the county clerk's office to get the job done right. Rushing the process will not change the outcome. The votes are already there. It could, however, jeopardize the confidentiality of the ballots. Let's all wait patiently for the results.