November 6, 2008

Record Michigan voter turnout tops 5 million

Freep.com
Michigan voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's election, topping 5 million for the first time in state history, elections officials said Wednesday.
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But the total unofficial tally, 5,094,558, was slightly below projections. And the portion of eligible voters who participated in 2008 -- about 68% -- was still below highs set for presidential elections in the 1960s.

In 2004, 4,875,692 Michiganders voted in the Bush vs. Kerry election, a 64.7% turnout.

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