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Precincts across SC report heavy turnout of voters

Nov 2, 2010 1:00:00 PM - thestate.com
Precincts across South Carolina are seeing heavy turnout from voters.

State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said Tuesday reports of steady to heavy turnout have been coming in from across South Carolina. Some polling places are reporting long lines.

That matches an increase in absentee ballots cast. In the previous two midterm elections, there were just over 70,000 ballots cast. This year, there have been more than 142,000, with ballots still being counted.

It's not clear yet if turnout will surpass previous midterm elections. About 1.1 million South Carolina voters cast ballots in 2006, roughly 45 percent of all registered voters.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

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