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Political Notebook

Turnout of voters appears high in many parts of nation

WASHINGTON — Turnout appears to be high in many parts of the country, with long waits at some polling places as voters deliver their Election Day verdict.

More than 131 million people turned out to vote for president in 2008, shattering all previous records. This year, both Republican Mitt Romney and President Obama were counting on supporters to show up in high numbers — especially in the competitive states that will decide the victor.

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