As I was monitoring the presidential primary returns tonight I noticed something very puzzling. Take a quick look at this screen capture: This image is from one of the news websites (huffpost.com) but I saw basically the same thing on a number of different websites and for different states as well.
Notice the number of precincts reporting for the Democrats is at 72% and for the Republicans is at 67% with a difference of 30 precincts reporting.
How is this possible? The voting places do not sort the ballots by voter party, they all go into a common lockbox and when the box is opened all the ballots in that box are counted together at the same time.
For the sake of discussion let's say each polling place has exactly one lockbox apiece. How can they have counted 493 lockboxes for Democrats and only 463 of those same lockboxes for Republicans?
Can anyone explain ?