Show me the Numbers

Why do our media postmortems on elections focus on personalities? Maybe we’ve al read too many novels. But, to paraphrase Florence Nightengale: elections speak in statistics. How many people lacked ID? How many got false information about the election? How many registrations weren’t processed? How many were given provisional ballots because their voter rolls were inaccurate? How many arrived to find that they weren’t registered, even though they were sure they were?