by Kim Hynes
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
11:16 PM CDT, August 7, 2012
(SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan.)
All of the votes in Sedgwick County have been counted. Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says they took their time because of issues at the beginning of the night.
She says there was a lot of confusion because initially someone checked the wrong box on the computer. By doing that, the election website showed that a majority of precincts reported when in fact only advanced votes had been tallied.
The computer program would not let Lehman correct the mistake, so all night it showed the wrong precincts reporting. She says after that happened, they took their time and double checked everything before posting new results. All votes had been tallied by 11:15 Tuesday night.
Lehman says this is her first complicated election and she's had a steep learning curve. She says they will review what happened, but that it had nothing to do with the computer system it was simply human error.
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