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Technical issues force many Dakota County towns to physically transport election results

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Tuesday night’s publication of election results in Dakota County was delayed due to computer glitches, according to a press release from county authorities.

According to Dakota County Manager Matt Smith, certain municipalities “had modem transmission difficulties,” necessitating the delivery of memory cards with election results by hand.

Smith said that these memory cards would be sent to local municipal halls or the Dakota County Elections Department at the county facility in Hastings.

The modems were reportedly tested before the voting, as reported by the county.

Dakota County is the most populated county in the fiercely fought 2nd Congressional District, therefore its results are being eagerly monitored around the nation. In the campaign, Republican challenger Tyler Kistner seeks to replace Democratic incumbent Rep. Angie Craig.

In Dakota County, no votes had been recorded for most of the night. As of 11:38 p.m., 84% of precincts have reported, according to the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State.

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