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Primary results delayed in Greenville Co. due to broken vote counting machines

Greenville Co., S.C. (WSPA) - South Carolina Primary Election results were delayed in Greenville County on Tuesday due to broken vote counting machines.

According to Director of Elections and Voter Registration in Greenville County, Conway Belangia, 33 vote counting machines at four precincts stopped working; the first machine stopped as early as 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Belangia says it is a software problem. Technicians have been working to fix the problems but we're told it will be a slow, tedious process.

While no votes were lost, it did cause huge lines for people waiting to cast their ballot.

"Voters had to wait up to an hour to cast their ballot," said Belangia. "Voters are like everybody else, impatient. They want to get in and get out. So, they were not pleased with having to wait a little bit longer to cast their ballot."

The machines do have what is called "redundant backup," so technicians are going in to get those voter totals that way.

Votes will not be certified until Thursday.


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