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Record-breaking voter turnout continues this evening

November 4, 2008 |  7:09 pm

'We're here for change'

Los Angeles voters, undeterred by long lines, continue to cast ballots this evening in unprecedented numbers, and are on track to break their overall turnout record of 79% in 2004, said Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan.

Of the county’s 4.3 million registered voters, 72% had cast ballots by 6 p.m., according to a random sampling of 30 precincts.

This turnout does not include absentee ballots or early voting. “If this carries forward, we will shatter our turnout record recorded four years ago,” Logan said. He expects lines to continue to grow as voters get off work and head to their local polling places, which close at 8 p.m.

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--Jennifer Oldham and Dan Weikel

Photo: Liz O. Baylen / LAT