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Turnout nears 80 percent at 4 p.m. at Yeadon poll

Joelle Farrell reports:

Turnout nears 80 percent at 4 p.m. at Yeadon poll

Joelle Farrell reports:

4:15 p.m.

By shortly after 4 p.m., Yeadon’s second precinct was reporting 401 voters out of a total of 550.


Frances Jackson, judge of elections, laughed when another voter walked through the door. “That’s 402,” she said. “This morning when we got here, there were 75 people lined up.” She said this was about double what she’d seen in previous elections.


Among those who came to cast ballots was Dave Armstrong, 53, who said he was proud to vote today. A registered Democrat, he was especially enthusiastic about Obama.
“I was really surprised the way he ran his campaign,: Armstrong said. “He stuck on message. The way he organized and got his people to rally around him that’s how he’s going to run the country.”

 

 

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