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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Weather No Problem in Early S.C. Voting

With weather prognosticators predicting snow, sleet, and freezing rain in key GOP strongholds in South Carolina, GOP officials feared the worst with regard to voter turnout in today's South Carolina Republican Primary.

So far, however, the weather has not been a factor.

Although the snow began to fall in the Upstate (the Piedmont and mountainous regions) at roughly 3 PM, the morning hours were free of precipitation and the early afternoon hours saw nothing but rain.

Voter turnout so far has been moderate to brisk as this year the GOP race has stirred considerable interest among citizens.

The problem is with those who have waited to vote in the late afternoon and early evening in the Upstate. With the snow now falling and temperatures dropping, travel could become hazardous.

Polling places will be closing at 7 PM. Check back with the Liberty Sphere later this evening for complete information on the vote as the information becomes available.

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