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Alameda County Voter Turnout Just 24 Percent

The split primary proved to be a major disappointment to those hoping for another large election turnout.

Without the excitement of the Presidential Race, where Barack Obama gave a rousing speech after he became the presumptive Democratic Nominee, and perhaps due to a desire to stay and home and see history in the making, only 24 percent of registered voters participated in this election yesterday (it's about 3 AM now.)

Here are the numbers:
Reg / Turnout Percentage

Total Registration 725098
Election Day Reporting Ballots Cast 69642 9.60
Absentee Reporting Ballots Cast 106093 14.63
Total Ballots Cast 175735 24.24

Normally, such low turnout numbers favor incumbents, and that's what happened today.
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