DC Primary: "Write-In Totals Muddy Results"

There’s an interesting story developing in Washington, DC, where a large number of write-in votes are raising questions about possible problems or irregularities in the administration of a primary election. See the story in the Washington Post.

Here’s a snip:

Confusion ensued as people took notice of a dramatic increase in write-in votes and other irregularities in the races. For example, there were 1,560 write-in votes cast in the Schwartz-Mara race. For perspective, 68 write-in ballots were counted in that at-large race in 2004.

In Ward 2, there were 1,554 write-ins with 13 of 14 precincts reporting, compared with 179 in 2004.