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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 10, 2016

Election night in Memphis featured a long and delayed vote count for the third consecutive presidential general election, the Memphis Daily News reports. In the 2008 and 2012 presidential general elections, the winning candidate had declared victory and the losing candidate had conceded before any vote totals were posted by the Shelby County Election Commission. The paper reports that this year, the commission did not post any returns until 10:25 p.m. and was still tabulating votes well past midnight. Election workers said a memory card left at a polling place was to blame for the delay.