Mike Spence Talks To KEEL About Slow Election Returns
Election returns were slow to roll in Saturday night, and that has some folks scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened in the state during the election. The KEEL Morning Show caught up with Clerk of Court Mike Spence to find answers, and talk about other aspects of the election.
Spence said the problem was with a computer not being able to read a cartridge with the votes, and the numbers had to be entered in to the machine manually from paper tabulations. Spence says, the problem will be corrected in time for the November 16th runoff election next month.
The turnout was much higher in this race than the Governor's race four years ago back in 2015. There were reports of lines spilling out of the polling places on Saturday, as well as during the early voting. More than 1.34 million voted this go-round, as compared to 1.14 million in 2015.