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Early returns delayed after long lines at some Nevada polls

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Posted at 8:13 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 02:16:59-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Early returns from Nevada’s primary election Tuesday were delayed after polling places in the state’s two most populous counties were kept open to allow those waiting in long lines to vote.

Voters at some Las Vegas-area polling places Tuesday were waiting in lines of three hours or more despite Nevada officials encouraging people to cast their primary election ballots by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the Reno area, Washoe County officials reported delays of at least an hour. Hundreds were still in line when polls were supposed to close at 7 p.m.