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Nevada Voters Wait More Than 7 Hours To Cast Primary Ballots

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Voters waited in line more than seven hours after polls were supposed to close for Nevada's primary Tuesday when changes made in response to the coronavirus created lengthy backups, leaving the final votes cast early Wednesday.

Hundreds were still in line at polling places in Reno and Las Vegas when polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Early results were delayed for hours and released Wednesday morning, minutes after the last ballots were being cast.

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Officials reduced the number of polling places and instead encouraged voters to vote by mail as they settled primary contests for U.S. House seats and statewide and legislative races.