Well, Kerry has that team of lawyers sitting in their jets all over the country... all w/in 1 hour of any swing states. I'd say that right there tells us its gonna be a while I hope not! I think Gore/Bush set the pace for the future though, I don't think we will ever see a simple election again.
And to some degree, that's a good thing. The Repubs have already gotten a temporary restraining order against them for intimidating Native Americans in some swing state; there was even photographic evidence.
On election day, things happen very fast, and if you're not ready, you're screwed. There'd be no need for lawyers of there wasn't dirty play afoot (on both sides). The two party system is obnoxious.