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East Texans’ voter turnout tops state

East Texans’ voter turnout tops state

POSTED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:44am

East Texans apparently love to exercise their right to vote.

More than 16 percent of registered voters in Harrison, Upshur and Rusk counties voted Tuesday in the Republican Party primary runoff.

That turnout trounced the statewide average of 8.5 percent of registered voters participating in Tuesday’s balloting.

Even Gregg County, which had a smaller percentage of voter turnout than other East Texas counties, scored two percentage points higher than the national total with 10.2 percent of registered voters casting a ballot.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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