Rain and the lack of a major race apparently
was a factor in Election Day turnout in North Carolina.
State Elections Director Gary Bartlett says his best estimate on
turnout was 31 percent. A day earlier the turnout prediction was
between 38 percent and 43 percent.
The historical low turnout was 42 percent set 12 years ago.
Bartlett says counties were having an average turnout until
heavy rains began across much of the state.