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Turnout even lower than anticipated for Senate election

The first voters did not show up at some precincts until after the poll workers had finished their first cup of coffee. In one Dorchester voting location, the police officer on duty spent much of the morning reading, only occasionally interrupted by voters trickling through.

Whether it was election fatigue or the scorching temperatures, voters lived up to predictions Tuesday, turning out in extremely low numbers for the US Senate special election to replace John F. Kerry.

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