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Virginia Department of Elections on Super Tuesday: 'the smoothest election I can remember in the Commonwealth'

Despite minor glitches, officials with the Virginia Department of Elections say that Tuesday's Democratic Primary went off without a hitch.
Posted at 12:22 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 17:49:11-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Despite minor glitches, officials with the Virginia Department of Elections say that Tuesday's Democratic Primary went off without a hitch.

Commissioner of Elections Chris Piper said that pre-election nerves meant he didn't get much sleep on election-eve, bu that everything went about as smoothly as it could on election day, leaving him very pleased.

This race was called for Joe Biden the moment the polls closed, starkly contrasting last November when election results were unknown in Virginia for hours after polls closed due to a computer glitch on the state website.

"I'm just proud of Virginia tonight...this was pretty much the smoothest election I can remember in the Commonwealth of Virginia," Piper said.

CBS 6 did find some apparent errors on the state website after results starting coming in that appeared to mirror what happened in November where the website showed 100 percent of precincts had reported in places like Richmond and Chesterfield, yet several precincts appeared to have not reported any numbers yet.

But by the end of the night, all precincts appeared to have their results on the website.

CBS 6 asked the Department of Elections about the apparent glitches and are awaiting a response.