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Vote Counting Resumes Thursday

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The Cook County Board of Elections stopped counting ballots Wednesday afternoon and will resume Thursday morning. Apparent glitches with new electronic voting equipment led to 365 uncounted voting precincts from Tuesday’s primary.

Cook County Clerk David Orr says the voting has been delayed because the elections board doesn’t have all of the electronic cartridges with voter results. Orr says it’s common to have to search for some misplaced materials in elections.

Meantime, Cook County Commissioner Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool yesterday conceded defeat in the Democratic primary for Cook County president. Claypool will retain his seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Claypool’s opponent, Cook County President John Stroger, has served on the Board for 36 years. Stroger suffered a stroke a week before the election, and it’s unclear whether he will be able to serve if reelected in November.

Stroger’s son, Chicago Ald. Todd Stroger, accepted the nomination on his father’s behalf.

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