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NC Early Vote Above 2010, But Interest Still Muted


More people cast primary ballots in North Carolina during this year's early-voting period compared to the last midterm election in 2010, as the race to choose a Republican challenger to Sen. Kay Hagan invigorated some voters.

But the level of interest in voting Saturday in the final day of early voting depended on the region.

In Lee County, roughly 200 voters trickled in to the county's two voting sites before Saturday's deadline. Voters interviewed said they came to the polls out of civic duty and convenience before Tuesday's primary day.

A big local race is the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary featuring American Idol veteran Clay Aiken and former state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco. But Moore County Democrat Kenny Washington says there's still a lot of apathy among citizens.


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