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Ritchie: Expect delayed election results

Minnesota's Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told WCCO on Sunday that St. Louis County could delay statewide Election Day results more than previous elections. Ritchie said three write-in candidates looking to replace former state Rep. Kerry Gauthier will have to be hand counted. “We estimate that this may go to 1 a.m., 2 a.m., perhaps a little bit longer, in the morning,” he said.
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Minnesota's Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told WCCO on Sunday that St. Louis County could delay statewide Election Day results more than previous elections. Ritchie said three write-in candidates looking to replace former state Rep. Kerry Gauthier will have to be hand counted. “We estimate that this may go to 1 a.m., 2 a.m., perhaps a little bit longer, in the morning,” he said.

Gauthier dropped his bid for reelection after having a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a Duluth rest stop.

WCCO notes this could hold up the results for other close races like Minnesota's Marriage Amendment and the 8th Congressional District seat.

Watch Ritchie's full interview below:

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The Star Tribune reports hundreds of Minnesota voters who can't make it to the polls on Election Day lined up to cast an absentee ballot on Saturday. The absentee ballot voting locations will be open again on Monday until 5 p.m.

Voters heading to the polls on Tuesday are urged to check if their polling place has changed because of redistricting.

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