What perfect timing. I was putting up the last post when I realize that CNN had a little panel of legal professors talking about Provisional Ballots and their legal implications.
The tricky part, apparently, lies in the processing of those ballots, which is left to the States' discretion in the Help America Vote Act.
All of the guests agreed that these people deserve to have their vote counted and that their votes could make a difference in the outcome. Especially in Ohio. But really in all states, and that it was fairly irresponsible for networks to claim any victories at this point.