NC voter turnout sets midterm record
More than 2.7 million votes were cast in Tuesday's election in North Carolina, setting a record for a midterm election, according to the State Board of Elections.Posted — Updated
With 92 percent of precincts counted, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393.
“We are pleased that more than 2.7 million voters made such a strong statement for the democratic process, increasing early participation by over 20 percent and besting the state’s prior midterm record,” Board of Elections Director Kim Strach said in a statement. “We commend the counties for their hard work and commitment on behalf of voters in our state.”
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