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Gregg Co. voter: 'It's my patriotic duty and I'm voting'


In Gregg County, incumbent Gary Boyd is running again for Gregg County Precinct 3 Commissioner against Joe Parker.

During early voting, about 3,000 votes were cast.

Many in Longview came out Tuesday to make sure their voices were heard, either by going in and casting their vote, or holding a sign to remind you who they believe you should vote for.

County officials say they believe it's the Senate race that's bringing in all the voters.

"I'm interested in all of the races, but particularly the senate races are the reason I'm here," says voter Scott Ward

"It's my patriotic duty and I'm voting for the senator," says voter Harvey Pippen.

"I voted for everything during early voting, but I'm mainly here to get the information out on Ted Cruz," says Ted Cruz supporter Stacy McMahan.

"It's been really good today, we think it's because we have the U.S. senator on the ballot this year; both on the Republican and Democratic ballot. The former runoff was the railroad commissioner, so since that is a state office and not a national, that's probably why we didn't have much turn out in the last run off," says Gregg County Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy.

Nealy says typically they see about half of the voters during early voting and the other half on Election Day. She predicts about 3,000 votes will be cast before polls close on Tuesday.

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