You can stop refreshing the King County Election results page now. They're not going to post the next drop at 4:30 p.m. as scheduled:
#BREAKING: King Countysays new ballot numbers may be delayed by 2hrs. High volumes meant more maintenance on machines. Now 6:30p #waelex
— Essex J. Porter (@EssexKIRO7) November 8, 2012
This also means that the statewide results—results from the other 38 counties—are also basically meaningless because without King, the biggest and most liberal trough of votes, we won't really know how the close races are shaping up.
Sucks to be doing the 5 o' clock news, Essex.