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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

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Larry Rohter and Michael M. Grynbaum report high turnout — perhaps record high turnout — in Indiana and North Carolina.

“I’ve seen people I thought had passed on to glory, and young folks that sit around and usually don’t care,” said Carlotta Blake-King, an elections judge at a polling place in Hammond.

Election Day Tuesday is almost over. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer.

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