Judge rules in favor of Republicans over concerns of Washington County ballot handling

Republicans are praising a ruling from a judge on Tuesday over the handling of ballots in Washington County.

They were concerned that a Democratic elections commissioner was transporting emergency ballots in the county, when the law says ballots that can’t be scanned must remain on-site and visible by both parties.

GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy says the ballots have now been separated from the other county’s ballots and will be counted, and audited if needed.

You can read the full court order below.