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Clerical error causes problems in Nueces County

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A clerical error made it appear that all of the votes were not in. (KRIS) A clerical error made it appear that all of the votes were not in. (KRIS)

Earlier in the evening, County Clerk Kara Sands office reported nearly 100% of precincts votes were "in."

Turns out, that was not the case. What she described as a "clerical error" basically resulted in wrong information being reported. Many people thought those totals were the final election numbers. But, they were only early voting numbers.

Dr. Nancy Viera President of the CCAFT, "The numbers don't add up. So, there's a deep grave concern with what's going on with these elections."

Kara Sands said the vote totals were correct. The confusion was caused by her office reporting the number of returned precincts. Because starting this year anyone could vote at any polling location. That meant the votes were counted by vote center instead of precincts.

 Nueces County Clerk, Kara Sands said, "When you have county-wide vote centers, it's not one box at a time. So, if you have one precinct come in you know that precinct is done. Remember that you could vote anywhere around the county, so as that vote center comes in it has to be reported that way."

 The issues county officials experienced caused the results of our locals elections to be delayed until 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

So now, you can take a look at how our local elections have panned out by clicking here

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