Virginia voters may be in line until 11 p.m.

Updated
Photo by AP/The Virginian-Pilot/Amanda Lucier
Photo by AP/The Virginian-Pilot/Amanda Lucier
Amanda Lucier

Nearly an hour after the polls had closed in Virginia, the State Board of Elections announced it would pause the reporting of election results in order not to influence the high number of voters still in line waiting to vote.

With 8% of precincts reporting, most of them GOP leaning, Mitt Romney had  an 18-point lead over President Obama.

Reporting of results is expected to resume after 8 p.m., although according to accounts on twitter, hundreds of people are still in line at some polling locations.

The Board of Elections says Virginia has seen “robust” turnout that is expected to surpass 2008 levels and voting could continue as late as 11 p.m. tonight. Voters across the state, especially in Democratic strongholds, have stood in long lines since voting started this morning.

Virginia voters may be in line until 11 p.m.

Updated