The New York City board of elections on Tuesday pointed to wet weather as the culprit in delays at polling places across the city.
Officials claimed wet hands and clothing left ballots damp, which led them to become jammed in voting machines, ABC News reports.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Tuesday afternoon reportedly called for the director of the city’s board of elections to resign after all of the issues on Election Day.
There were reports of major delays and technological errors at polling places across the US on Tuesday, including in Georgia, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
The voting issues in Georgia, the location of a hotly contested gubernatorial race, have gained a particular amount of attention. The Republican candidate for governor in the state, Brian Kemp, has faced accusations of voter suppression in recent weeks due to actions he’s taken as Georgia’s secretary of state.