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POSTED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:41pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 2:34pm

You've seen the signs and all the political ads. The debates are over and election day is upon us.

The precincts across East Texas were packed to the max.

KETK was out speaking with voters today to see how the precincts were looking on the big decision day and East Texans decided to vote today, and why it's important.

Donna Lowry, a Tyler resident who was voting at Tyler's First church of the Nazerine precinct, says,
"It's very busy lines are long." Dillon Dudley, another voter says, "There's a line to the door."

Neta Brown says, "Pretty busy but it moved along real good."

Retirement homes were shuttling elderly voters to the poll by the bus load. Nepoleon Square, an empolyee at Rosewood Retirement says, "They can't drive and rosewood has the facilities there to give them all the transportation that they need."

Linda Linden, a Smith County voter says it's important to vote, "It's a God given privlege, that every American should engage in, lots of countries don't have this you get whatever you get shoved down your throut, but we as american's have the right."

Emeka Onwuzurumba says, "It was a civil rights issue at one point, so I feel like in a way it's disrespectful for me not to at least make an effort and go vote."

Two very pominent decisions are on the ballot; who will be the next president of the United States, and if you live in Tyler or parts of Smith County, the alcohol propositions are a historical decision to be made.

We will soon find out what America, and East Texas has decided.

 

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I voted for Ron Paul, a write-in and I walked away feeling like an American, for once.

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