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Politics

Election day in Mass.

Heavy Mass. voter turnout rivals record pace of 2008

After a long, intense political season featuring a sharply contested presidential race and a Senate contest with national implications, voters across Greater Boston braved long lines and cold temperatures to make their voices heard, a strong turnout that appeared to rival the record-breaking 2008 election.

Voters lined up well before the polls opened, showed up in force throughout the day, and were still waiting long after polls were scheduled to close.

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