By Olafimihan Oshin
March 7, 2022
Officials in Harris County, Texas said they found about 10,000 ballots that were not counted in last week’s primary election, leading to a delay in some results.
The Associated Press reported that officials in the county, which is home to Houston, said late Saturday that these ballots had not been counted toward the unofficial election results.
The Texas primary on March 1 was the first statewide election in the nation in this midterm election year. It came amid the state’s new, more restrictive voting laws.
Officials said about 6,000 Democratic votes and 4,000 Republicans votes were not counted and will be added to final tallies.
“Every voter regardless of party should be able to have confidence that their vote has been properly counted. Unfortunately, this is another example of the serious mismanagement of Lina Hidalgo’s unqualified Elections Administrator. Isabel Longoria owes all Harris County voters an explanation,” Harris County GOP Chair Cindy Siegel said.