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Wildfire delays ballot counting

Political junkies who planned to wait up tonight for the outcomes of two special elections are going to lose sleep, thanks to the wildfire raging in the Angeles National Forest.

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan said it will be sometime after 10 p.m. before election  officials start releasing ballot counts.

Usually, absentee ballot tallies are available shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m.  But, to ensure that eligible firefighters and other emergency workers battling the fires get a chance to vote, balloting hours for firefighters  have been extended until 10 p.m.

That adds to the nail biting for candidates and their supporters in the 51st Assembly District in the Los Angeles area and in the hotly contested election in the Bay Area's 10th Congressional District.

-- Jean Merl

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