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Despite predictions of an 80% plus turnout, Collin County managed only a 70.8% turnout in Tuesday's election. Most of the elections judges and officials I spoke with told me they experienced large early voting participation, but that last Friday afternoon the voters seemed to just stop coming to the polls.
In most locations, the predicted long lines at the end of the day never materialized. One early voting judge told me that all the voters just stopped coming in after 4PM. She assumed that Halloween or possibly high school football distracted the voters.
For the most part, the expected lines at the polls on election day never happened either.
While the 210,000 early voting turnout still managed a respectable 50%, only 75,000 or less than 18% showed up on election day.
The five busiest polling locations were all in the northern part of the county. Leading was Roach Middle School in Frisco, which saw 1,758 election day voters for precinct 134. Eddins Elementary in McKinney voted 1,418, Anna City Hall saw 1,397 voters, Prosper voted 1,360 and Rubin Johnson Elementary in McKinney voted 1,217.
The 1992 presidential election still hold the record for highest Collin County turnout at over 83%.
Good job, Murphy. Now if we can get those averages up for the off cycle elections I'll be happy!
The "hoop-lah" was wishful thinking by Bill, a Democrat, and the Dallas Morning News who thinks that not having a single Democrat means Collin County is purple and having a Republican Governor for the last 13 years, having both senators as Republican for the last 14 years, and voting for the Republican presidential nominee for the last 28 years means it's purple.
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