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South Carolina Speaks, Record Turnout Continues

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

South Carolina has spoken, and in larger numbers than ever before. Over half a million people cast their ballots in the Democratic primary there, almost double the previous record. Check out this screen grab from Yahoo! News:

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Don’t be fooled: there is still more work to be done, in South Carolina and across the nation.

Most, if not all of the candidates we’ve talked to have said they have a part to play in increasing participation. Stay tuned to Why Tuesday? for more on what can be done, by us and by our representatives in government, to have an America where voting is seen not just as a right, but as a democratic imperative for all citizens.

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