Almost ever election means another chance for a slow computer problem to appear. This time it was an election held on Saturday evening in Brownsville, Texas. Although the county had bought a new computer system to help get the election results out past they ran into problems. The computer was supposed to correct issues that had been experienced in fall elections for a county judge seat.
The new computer system was tested on three times on Friday according to Cameron County Elections Administrator, Roger Ortiz. The computer was not able to read the information correctly on Saturday night but the delay in releasing the results was about one hour long. The slow running computer likely was not caused by an overload in data since he system only had to handle around 9,000 voters.