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Texas Secretary Of State Andrade: No Major Trouble

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DALLAS (AP) – A spokeswoman for the Texas Secretary of State says a computer issue in Southeast Texas is the only trouble so far affecting Election Day voters in the state.

Alicia Pierce says Secretary of State Hope Andrade has received “no major reports” of trouble other than in Galveston County, where a computer issue delayed the opening of polls and prompted a court request for polling places to remain open an extra two hours.

Elections spokesman Bill Sargent says polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but in several locations workers did not start the computer system testing early enough. He had no estimate on how many voters left without casting ballots.

Pierce says the statewide numbers for voter turnout will be available when the polls close at 7 p.m. Mountain time.

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