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Voters Brave Rain and Snow in Polling Lines

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin voters will deal with a wintry mix of rain and snow as they head to the election polls around the state.

An inch or more of snow is forecast for northern Wisconsin, with cold rain to the south. It could be the coldest and rainiest weather in Wisconsin in more than three decades of presidential elections.

Observers say weather is a factor in voter turnout.

Eager voters lined up even before the polls opened at 7 a.m. in Wisconsin on this Election Day.

More than 300 people were in line when a south side Milwaukee polling place opened Tuesday morning. About 50 were in line at a St. Francis polling location.

It could be an indication of what's expected to be a busy day for poll workers in the battleground state of Wisconsin.

The Government Accountability Board has predicted nearly 70 percent of eligible voters will cast a ballot in the Badger State.

The big race is for president and the state's coveted 10 electoral votes. Wisconsin voters also will choose a new U.S. senator, a House representative and state legislators.


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