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Printing errors mar mailed ballots in Pennsylvania elections

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday's primaries.In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and U.S. Senate are drawing national attention, officials in Republican-leaning Lancaster County said the company that printed its mailed ballots included the wrong ID code, preventing scanning machines from being able to read them.

The problem involved at least 21,000 mailed ballots, only a third of which were scanning properly.The glitch will force election workers to hand-mark fresh ballots, a process expected to take several days. Officials in the county, the state's sixth-most populous, pledged that all the ballots will be counted eventually."Citizens deserve to have accurate results from elections and they deserve to have them on election night, not days later," Josh Parsons, a Republican and vice chair of the county board of commissioners, said at a news conference.

"But because of this, we’re not going to have final election results from these mail ballots for probably several days, so that is very, very frustrating to us."In Oregon, where all registered voters receive a mailed ballot, officials in one politically pivotal county are dealing with a similar problem. More than half the ballots sent to voters in Clackamas County, the state’s third-most populous, included a blurry bar code that cannot be read by ballot-scanning machines.Teams that include both Democrats and Republicans are duplicating every ballot so they can be scanned and extra workers were brought in to help.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday's primaries.In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and U.S. Senate are drawing national attention, officials in Republican-leaning Lancaster County said the company that printed its mailed ballots included the wrong ID code, preventing scanning machines from being able to read them.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Donald Trump's preferred candidate in Pennsylvania's Senate Republican primary was essentially tied with a more traditional rival, while his pick for governor notched a commanding victory Tuesday as the former president worked to expand his hold on the GOP.Doug Mastriano was already surging in the governor's race when Trump issued an endorsement over the weekend supporting the far-right state senator. But Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by Trump, was locked with former hedge fund manager David McCormick in a race that was too early to call Wednesday morning.Pennsylvania law requires recounts when the margin between the top two candidates is 0.5 percentage points or less.

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