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Thousands cast ballot in first day of early voting

Thousands of East Texans stood in long lines just to get into the voting booth on the first day of early voting. Early voting is way up. More than 340,000 ballots were cast when polls closed Monday in 15 of the state's largest counties.

We checked with a few East Texas counties this morning.

More than 3,600 of you voted in Smith County. It's a similar number in Gregg County, although it is unofficial. And in Cherokee, almost a thousand people voted.

Kathryn Nealy, the Gregg County Elections administrator, said "

 

Michael Thompson, KLTV 7 6:00 pm news producer / msthompson@kltv.com

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