High Turnout Reported for Mass Senate Vote

Despite bad weather.

A high turn-out in a Dem-leaning state like Massachusetts is supposed to be a good sign for Martha Coakley. So I went to bed with a sense of foreboding after checking the weather forecast for the Bay State, which called for temperatures just above freezing and a nasty combination of rain and snow.

So I was happy to find, via TPM, that turnout appears to be quite high, and that's true of even the deepest-blue districts precincts. Boston Globe:

A constant stream of voters slogged through a light snow this morning to cast ballots in the unexpectedly close election to succeed the late Edward M. Kennedy in the US Senate...

By 9 a.m. in Boston, more than 23,000 ballots had been cast, an early turnout significantly higher than in the primary last month. In Back Bay, the crowd voting at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square far eclipsed the numbers for the primary last month. Poll workers said the difference in turnout was like night and day.

Are you in Massachusetts? Did you vote this morning? What's it looking like from your perspective on the ground? Leave a comment if you have a minute.

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