Problems in Cuyahoga, Sandusky Counties delay results

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The chairman of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections says a federal judge has ordered the board to keep 15 precincts in Cleveland open until 9 p.m.

The secretary of state’s office earlier said Barack Obama’s campaign filed a federal lawsuit to get a voting extension in Franklin and Cuyahoga counties, alleging a shortage of ballots. And a judge also ordered polls in Sandusky County to remain open until 9 p.m.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner made the request after the county ran out of paper ballots, forcing election workers to turn away 300 to 400 people.

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