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Voter turnout highest in Presque Isle, lowest in Alpena

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on November 8, 2018 – 12:44 amNo Comment

Voter turnout for Michigan’s midterm election was the highest in 56 years.

More than 4 million people cast ballots, according to unofficial results.

That is at least 52 percent of the voting-age population – the most since 1962.

Locally, 62.6 percent of registered voters in Presque Isle County showed up at the polls Tuesday, the highest turnout in northeast Michigan.  Alcona County was next with a turnout of 60.9 percent, Montmorency County 59.0 percent and Alpena County 53.1 percent.

The high turnout across Michigan led to a strong night for Democrats, who won all three statewide offices for the first time in 32 years and flipped two Republican-held congressional seats.

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