“We had 12 reports of machines not operating out of the 7,000 and a couple of those were where they weren’t plugged in.”
Delbert says the biggest issues Mississippians have had today have not been technical. His office has been flooded with calls with people asking: Am I registered? And where do I vote?
“That’s probably 70 percent of our calls here and we have had hundreds of calls,” Says Delbert. “You would think by now after everything has been on TV, and four years back and forth between Republicans and Democrats that everybody would figure out where to go vote. Apparently many of them have not.”
Delbert believes the state may be seeing more voters that have not been concerned enough to vote in previous elections. He also believes we may not know the presidential election results tonight.
“I’m concerned we won’t know tonight because of the heavy volume in, in particular, Ohio. They won’t start counting everything until the next couple days. Then absentee votes won’t come in until I think 10 days later. So we may be struggling as we go forward to find a final answer.”