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Chaotic Afghan Vote Recount Threatens Nation’s Future

United Nations and Afghan officials say they will restart Saturday the auditing of votes cast in the country’s runoff presidential election. The move comes after repeated delays that are threatening an orderly and peaceful transfer of power. The ballots -- more than 8 million of them -- have been arriving from every corner of Afghanistan. The ballot boxes are piled high in stifling hot aluminum warehouses on the edge of Kabul. More than 22,000 are to be examined for signs of...

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