Cuyahoga's electronic voting system falters even in low-key pollJoe Guillen, Plain Dealer Reporter
Late-night computer glitches had Cuyahoga County wobbling to the end of Tuesday's election.
The vote was the kind of low-turnout, ballot-lite poll perfect to test Cuyahoga's electronic system -- one that's guaranteed to be among the most-watched during next year's presidential election.
But a 20-minute shutdown slowed counting around 9:30 p.m. Then a half-hour crash around 10:40 p.m. stalled tabulations again. At that point, the board changed its procedures and backed up its vote totals every 45 minutes.
By 11:30 p.m., about 43 percent of precincts were counted.