Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

For the second consecutive major election, Kansas' most populous county has fumbled its handling of results.

The Johnson County votes were pivotal to a close and high profile Republican race for governor that still has not been called.

Election officials on Wednesday blamed Johnson County's problems on long lines and delays updating data from computer thumb drives that gather results from Johnson County's new voting machines.

Kansas Primary Election Results

Turnout was also higher than anticipated and multiple polling places closed late because people were still in line.

Unofficial final results for the Tuesday's primary election were not posted until shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The county election office says it is confident in the integrity of the votes cast and the accuracy of the vote tabulation process, but agreed the delay was unacceptable.


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