Texas judge orders some polling locations to stay open due to long lines

Texas judge orders some polling locations to stay open due to long lines
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A judge in Harris County, Texas, ordered nine polling locations to stay open an extra hour to accommodate long lines.

The locations will have to stay open until 8 p.m. local time, according to the court order.

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The Lone Star State is not the only place struggling with long lines at the polls.

A judge in Indiana issued a similar ruling Tuesday, telling Monroe County polling places to remain open until 7 p.m., the Indianapolis Star reports.

High voter turnout is causing long lines and exacerbating technical issues in some states.

Several polling stations in New York City reported broken ballot ballot scanners that led to long lines.