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Washington Voters Don't Like New Primary System

KENNEWICK, Wash.- Ballots were being counted around the state Wednesday, and some voters aren't happy with the new "Pick a Party" system.

This year, voters could only vote for one party, and about 8% of Benton County voters' ballots were disqualified because they failed to mark a party.

Franklin County officials said up to 20% of the ballots were not counted because of voter errors.

Benton County leaders said they still have about 10,000 ballots to count, and another 1,200 arrived in Franklin County this morning.

Secretary of State Sam Reed said he will go to the courts in hopes that ballots that show clear voter intent will be counted in the future.

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