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Alabama Set New Primary Voter Record

By Associated Press

Montgomery, AL – Secretary of State Beth Chapman says Alabama has set a new record for voter turnout in a presidential primary. About 40 percent of Alabama's registered voters turned out Tuesday. The previous record had been 29 percent in 1992.

Chapman says the whole nation was watching Alabama's early primary and voters responded in large numbers.

Unofficial returns indicate the turnout was slightly larger in the Republican primary than in the Democratic primary. Mike Huckabee won the Republican primary. Barack Obama was tops in the Democratic primary.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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