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(UPDATE) With absentee ballots still being counted, results of June 9 election unclear

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(UPDATE) With absentee ballots still being counted, results of June 9 election unclear

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DeKalb County, GA — The results of the June 9 election are trickling in. As of Wednesday evening, June 10, the county began providing results from the absentee ballots.

But many absentee ballots are still outstanding and it could be several days before all the results are known.

The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections didn’t immediately respond to a question about when these ballots would be counted.

That’s a big deal in this election because everyone was encouraged to vote by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The June 9 election was rescheduled from May and combined with the March presidential primary due to the pandemic. But some people who applied for their ballots — it’s not clear how many as of now — didn’t receive them. When they went to the polls on June 9, some were greeted with malfunctioning machines, long lines and different polling locations.

In short, the June 9 elections were a mess and it’s going to take time to sort it out.

To see the latest totals from the DeKalb County Board of Elections, click here.

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