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Voter turn-out records broken across the state

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HARTINGTON — The 2020 election was one for the books.

Not only did the presidential election drag on for days, but the race for control of the U.S. Senate appears to be poised to drag on for months.

Along the way, voter turn-out records fell acros the country, around the state and in Cedar County

Cedar County recorded an overall voter turn out o 87.61 percent.

Four of Cedar County’s 13 voting precincts recorded a voter turn-out of over 90 percent. All 13 precincts here were over 85 percent.

Precinct 13-14, the rural area between Hartington and Coleridge and east to the Dixon County border, led the county in voter turn-out with 92.93 percent of the voters in that precinct casting ballots.

Fordyce had a 91.23 percent, while the Aten area was next with 90.74 percent voter turnout.

The rural area north of Randolph extending west of Coleridge to Magnet and the Knox County border was next with a 90.70 voter turn out.

Randolph had the lowest voter turn-out in the County with 83.75 percent of eligible voters casting ballots.

In Nebraska, Blaine County, which is north of Broken Bow, had the highest voter turn-out with 88.6 percent of those eligible deciding to vote.

Cedar County had the fifth highest voter turn out in the state with 87.61 percent turn-out.

Cedar County’s closest neighbors also had good turn-outs as 85.4 percent of Knox County voters cast ballots and 82.41 percent of Dixon County voters cast ballots.

Thurston County was the Nebraska county with the lowest voter turnout, as only 54 percent of eligible voters there cast ballots.

Nationally, 66.3 percent of the registered voters or a record 145 million people cast ballots. Of those, more than 100 million voted early.

The last time there was national voter turn-out that garnered so much voter attention was in 1908, when 65.7 percent of all eligible voters came out. The highest national turnout ever recorded was in 1876, when 82.6 percent of America’s voters came out in the election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden.

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