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Harris County power outages on election day

At the Kingwood Community Center, the Republican celebration presiding choose stated a noon power surge rendered some tools inoperable.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Mother nature precipitated some election day delays at two Harris County voting areas, in keeping with county election and celebration officers.

At the Kingwood Community Center, the Republican celebration presiding choose stated a noon power surge rendered some tools inoperable.

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One of two controllers, the machines used to scan driver’s licenses, went down on the Republican aspect of the polling location within the 4200 block of Rustic Woods Drive. A technician was known as out to switch the machine, in keeping with Leah Shah, spokesperson for the Harris County Election Administrator’s Office.

The different controller remained working however slowed the tempo of voting after lunch. Chris Daniel, the GOP candidate for Harris County District Clerk, noticed wait occasions of as much as 45 minutes. He and different Republican supporters inspired voters to cast their ballots at a number of close by Kingwood polling websites.

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Shah additionally stated power points precipitated some tools failures at Lenn Elementary in Spring. She didn’t have additional particulars on the extent of the issues.

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