VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Officials in a northwestern Indiana county have released election results three days after Tuesday's General Election.

Porter County officials posted the results Friday afternoon on their election board's website.

The election returns' release had been delayed as officials conducted a hand count of thousands of absentee ballots cast by mail or during early voting but which weren't delivered to polling places Tuesday.

The delay was blamed on several problems , including heavy voter turnout, the need for 12 county polling sites to stay open late Tuesday after failing to open on time, and the delivery problems with the absentee ballots.

Those problems had left the outcomes of two Indiana House races undetermined and prompted the county's commissioners to request an FBI investigation into alleged state election law violations.

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