How long, historically speaking, did it take to tally and report the vote? [migrated]

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I am trying to get an idea of how long it may have taken American states to tally and report election results in days of yore---e.g., late 1700s till the civil war. I know the telegraph was used to beginning in the 1840s---but I am most interested to learn how long it had taken an American state (geographical size, I suspect, a factor) to tabulate the vote, starting perhaps, around the time of George Washington, up until, Abraham Lincoln's victory in 1864. (If someone knows how long it may have taken also, for comparison purposes, during the Wilson elections---that would be great.)

If there is are web resources which provide such information, I would like to know about them. I could not locate such prior to posting this.

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