Local May 16, 2016 | 2:36 pm

Official blames manual tally as vote count slows to a crawl

Santo Domingo.- Central Electoral Board member Jose AngelAquino on Monday acknowledged the slow pace of elections results, blaming it onthe manual vote tally since some polling places are still counting.

He said the slow release of the results is because the tallyis being done manually instead of electronically, as had been planned.

He also warned against distractions and noted that the lawstipulates that the vote-count cannot be stopped once its starts.

“We regret the acts of violence that took place,” the officialsaid, but called them “isolated.”

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