DC slow to report election results

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two hours after polls closed in the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia Board of Elections has reported scant results.

The board had reported results from just 6 percent of precincts as of 10:10 p.m. Tuesday. Board spokeswoman Denise Tolliver says the reporting of results is “on schedule.”

Server problems led to a major slowdown in the counting of votes during the April 1 primary. It took nearly four hours after polls were closed for results sufficient to call the winner to be made available. Mayor Vincent Gray is among those who’ve expressed concern about the board’s ability to conduct elections.

Tolliver says the board is not experiencing a repeat of the April problems. However, votes are still being counted more slowly in the District than in surrounding states.

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