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Large Voter Turnout for 2012 Election


The presidential race always encourages a larger than usual turn out for voters and the 2012 campaign was no different.

One local elementary school in Lansing had people lined up as early as 6a.m. when the polls didn't even open until 7a.m.

Nearly 5 million Michigan voters stood in line to make their voices heard.

  • Ingham: 65 percent
  • Eaton: 68 percent
  • Jackson: 61 percent
  • Clinton: 71 percent

The Secretary of State reported one of the smoothest elections in recent times. Ruth Johnson said she attributes it to the seven tapes put together for poll workers.

 Suzanne Love was one of those voters in line early Tuesday morning. She has been a self proclaimed political animal since the age of 7--some might even consider her a die-hard voter.




"It is my favorite holiday and every time I get a chance, I get to vote. One year I was in the hospital. I was supposed to have cancer surgery and I made them put it off so that I could come here and and vote. Because I said if it's my last chance to vote, I'm going to vote," said Love.

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